Jaheim Headley recently returned from Welling United
- Jaheim Headley benefitting from experience of men’s football
- Youngster continuing his development with Town’s Academy
- 19-year-old enjoyed opportunity to train with First Team
Huddersfield Town Under-19 defender Jaheim Headley has reaped the benefits of going on loan, having recently returned from a loan spell at Welling United.
The Young Terrier went out on loan to Welling United at the end of October. He spoke to htafc.com about how the experience has helped his development as a player.
“The experience was really good.
“It was good to be around players that have been in the game for a long time. They told me about their careers and gave me a bit of advice on what the best opportunities are and what wouldn’t be good for me.
“It’s also taught me because they’re men and it’s a different ball game for me going from playing in Academy matches to going to the National League South and playing against men that are playing for three points every single week.
“They’ve got a different perspective to me because I’m trying to make a career out of it and they’re playing to provide for their families.”
The 19-year-old also discussed how having the opportunity to train with the First Team as part of the B Team set up has also benefitted his development.
“Training with the First Team has helped me a lot.
“The intensity is already there in the Academy, but when I get to go and train with the First Team it’s almost like a step up in quality.
“Everything is done at a certain standard that you have to meet every single time.”
Headley also took the time to review how far he’s come in the last year.
“I’ve improved both physically and tactically.
"Both the Academy and First Team coaches have helped me with that a lot.
“I’m also a lot more confident on the pitch now.”