‘We are delighted to be one of the eight clubs involved in the launch of the Southern League Football Academy programme. Creating a full time, post 16 football and education programme has been of interest from some time and this opportunity enables us to build on existing good practice rolled out by the Northern Premier League Football Academy. This programme completely fits with our ethos of developing younger players and being a club for our community. We look forward to working with the SLFA and making it a success.‘
James Mapstone, Director of Development and Grants at Yate Town FC.
‘We see the value in having a structured youth development pathway at the club and how this programme will support our long-term aspirations. The football and education programme at Yate Town FC will provide young people with good qualifications, the support and a quality environment to play football in at a competitive standard. I look forward to seeing the programme develop and hopefully welcome some of the players into the first team one day in the future’
Polly – First Team Manager
Updated 18:43 - 12 Oct 2018 by Sebastian Parker