Academy Manager speaks about his side’s progression
- Academy Manager Leigh Bromby speaks about U17 progress
- Young Terriers travel to Hartlepool for Youth Alliance game on Saturday
- Scholars seeing the benefits of working in the Terrier System
Town’s Under-17 side saw the benefits of working together and playing in the Terrier System as the players trained in the build-up to the next Youth Alliance game at Hartlepool.
The Youth Alliance game against Hartlepool takes place this Saturday 1 September at Blackhall Colliery Welfare Park with kick-off scheduled for 11am. Admission is free so if you're in the area, why not show your support for the Young Terriers?
Preparations for Saturday’s game saw the Young Terriers see the benefits of what they’ve learnt and how the ‘Terrier System’ can improve the performance of the side.
The youngsters faced the XYZ Academy in a training match on Wednesday, a side that has been a recruitment channel for the Club in the past; with the likes of current Academy players Mustapha Olagunju, Andrew Ijiwole and Micah Obiero joining from the London-based side.
Once the Terriers put a structure to their game and once they started playing correctly in the ‘Terriers System’ started to improve in an attacking sense and began to exert dominance on the game.
It also gave the Academy the chance to continue with recruitment next season, giving them a look at players in the XYZ Academy with a view to next season’s intake of scholars.
Bromby told htafc.com:
“The game gave the scholars a good opportunity to see how far they’ve come.
“We didn’t give the players any specific instruction ahead of the game, just to go out and express themselves.
“The side lacked a bit of structure and once we stopped the game after half-an-hour and asked them to start focusing on playing the Terriers System, they saw the benefits and the goals started to flow.
“There is no doubt that it has been difficult for the scholars since they arrived, but that’s what it’s meant to be and was the challenge we set from the outset.
“The game also gave us an opportunity to give us a closer look at talent young players with an eye on recruitment ahead of next season”