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    Dead men walking?

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    An old article (2005) but an interesting one!
    60 Football in the Community coaches!
    Over 50% of their Academy players unearthed by FITC.
    How many players have our FITC coaches identified and brought to the club in the last five, ten, twenty years?

    https://www.leedsunited.com/news/team-news/14695/easter-coaching-courses-a-success

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    NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH U18s

    Whitney Houston sang:
    “I believe the children are our future
    Teach them well and let them lead the way.”

    The song’s title was, “Greatest Love of All”

    Academy players have the greatest love for THEIR club.
    An 8 year old coming all the way through and playing for THEIR first team!
    Loanees – here to regain match fitness, or to make their mistakes & learn or simply just to get some game time in men’s football.
    End of career journeymen – a final pay day?

    If we aspire to regain EFL status, then we need to secure the best young talent – you never know, one day we may unearth a real nugget!

    Most of the NLN understand the concept and importance of homegrown players.

    Only 2 teams aren’t (I believe) running U18 or U19 teams this season.

    Those two teams are:

    Banbury United
    Peterborough Sports

    Shame on you! Community Clubs… pah!

    I didn’t spend too long on this. I may be disproved later?

    A lot of clubs are running teams from U6 to U18/19s.
    Others are running U8s to U18/19s
    I think I saw a couple starting at U12s to U18/19s
    I noted a few teams running both an U18 and an U19 team.
    Some of these NON League teams also operate U21s, U23s & Reserves.

    They refer to it as a Player Development Pathway.

    Do we aspire to once again play in the EFL, to have the the vision & insight to invest in local talent?

    Or, are we a feckless shell of our once great & proud club?

    Do the following have an U18 team:

    Fylde – YES
    King’s Lynn – YES
    Chester – YES
    Brackley Town – YES
    Scarborough Athletic – YES
    Darlington – YES
    Chorley – YES (in partnership with the Steven Gerrard Academy!)
    Gloucester City – YES
    Alfreton – YES
    Hereford – YES
    Spennymoor Town – YES
    Buxton – YES (in partnership with Derby Uni)
    Kidderminster – YES (in partnership with Kidderminster college)

    Peterborough Sports – NO (U6 to U15 last season).

    Curzon Ashton – YES (x2) An U18s team and an U18 Development Team.

    Southport – YES

    Banbury United – U16

    Boston United – YES, U18s team & U19s team
    Leamington – YES, in partnership with Moreton Morrell College.
    Kettering Town – YES
    Farsley Celtic – YES
    Blyth Spartans – YES, U18 team & U19 team. In partnership with Tyne Met College.
    Bradford Park Avenue – YES, U18 team & U19 team.

    Emerging Talent Squad:

    Farsley Celtic Launch Emerging Talent Squad

    More Farsley (Good set up by the looks of it):
    https://farsleyceltic.co.uk/academy/

    Spartans Academy player scores for First Team:
    http://www.blythspartans.com/category/u18s/

    Close the Academy and we really will be a NON League team.

    Half funding next season.

    If all (nearly) the NLN are running U18s and Academies without any EFL funding… then, surely we can?

    #257692
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    Not that long ago Lincoln City U18s had to raise their own funds.

    #257694
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    Farsley and Blyth are both in the relegation zone at present.

    They both finished in the bottom four last season and only survived because there was just one relegation spot, which Guiseley took.

    Not the greatest advert for youth development!

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    NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH U18s

    Whitney Houston sang:
    “I believe the children are our future
    Teach them well and let them lead the way.”

    The song’s title was, “Greatest Love of All”

    Academy players have the greatest love for THEIR club.
    An 8 year old coming all the way through and playing for THEIR first team!
    Loanees – here to regain match fitness, or to make their mistakes & learn or simply just to get some game time in men’s football.
    End of career journeymen – a final pay day?

    If we aspire to regain EFL status, then we need to secure the best young talent – you never know, one day we may unearth a real nugget!

    Most of the NLN understand the concept and importance of homegrown players.

    Only 2 teams aren’t (I believe) running U18 or U19 teams this season.

    Those two teams are:

    Banbury United
    Peterborough Sports

    Shame on you! Community Clubs… pah!

    I didn’t spend too long on this. I may be disproved later?

    A lot of clubs are running teams from U6 to U18/19s.
    Others are running U8s to U18/19s
    I think I saw a couple starting at U12s to U18/19s
    I noted a few teams running both an U18 and an U19 team.
    Some of these NON League teams also operate U21s, U23s & Reserves.

    They refer to it as a Player Development Pathway.

    Do we aspire to once again play in the EFL, to have the the vision & insight to invest in local talent?

    Or, are we a feckless shell of our once great & proud club?

    Do the following have an U18 team:

    Fylde – YES
    King’s Lynn – YES
    Chester – YES
    Brackley Town – YES
    Scarborough Athletic – YES
    Darlington – YES
    Chorley – YES (in partnership with the Steven Gerrard Academy!)
    Gloucester City – YES
    Alfreton – YES
    Hereford – YES
    Spennymoor Town – YES
    Buxton – YES (in partnership with Derby Uni)
    Kidderminster – YES (in partnership with Kidderminster college)

    Peterborough Sports – NO (U6 to U15 last season).

    Curzon Ashton – YES (x2) An U18s team and an U18 Development Team.

    Southport – YES

    Banbury United – U16

    Boston United – YES, U18s team & U19s team
    Leamington – YES, in partnership with Moreton Morrell College.
    Kettering Town – YES
    Farsley Celtic – YES
    Blyth Spartans – YES, U18 team & U19 team. In partnership with Tyne Met College.
    Bradford Park Avenue – YES, U18 team & U19 team.

    Close the Academy and we really will be a NON League team.

    Half funding next season.

    If all (nearly) the NLN are running U18s and Academies without any EFL funding… then, surely we can?

    Yesterday’s announcement shows what great progress we are making.

    Is the Iron Foundation (formerly FITC) still operating and if so, is that also being axed?

    They too had an U18 team that played in the college leagues. That’ll be going too?

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