A new development team is being launched by Southwell City FC. And it is hoped that this will lead to a stream of young talent progressing into the club’s senior teams.
The new team is designed to keep the best Under 21 players at the club, whilst attracting local talent that may be playing elsewhere. They will begin next season by playing in the Notts Senior League Development Division, a new competition that has been designed to provide a vital link between junior and senior football.
The club has been running a number of trial matches for players that would like to play for the new development team. There has been a lot of interest and the quality of those players attending has been very high, which will make the choosing of a final squad a difficult but enjoyable experience for the new manager.
John Cunningham, chairman of Southwell City, said: “Our newly formed Under 21s team offers a fantastic opportunity for City players to compete in a highly competitive development league. It’s so important that we bring through young talent at City as we currently lose many great prospects at the age of 18. This new team provides the next step in our youth pathway and these players will provide the future talent for our senior teams, so it is a very exciting project to be involved in.”
It’s not too late for new players to be considered for next season’s squad. Anyone who is interested in becoming involved with the new team, and is aged between 16 and 20 years old, should initially contact the club using the enquiry form.