The Spireites academy has welcomed five new signings: Nathan Moss, Tom Barnett, George Lynam, Teddy Unwin-Marris and Kyle Gorman.
Liam Sutcliffe, the head of youth recruitment, is delighted with the news. He said: “It's another positive outcome for the development centre, showing exactly the opportunities that exist for the young players we work with. Our policy of implementing enjoyment, hard work and persistence into the sessions is a good catalyst for success in the development of young players.”
Sutcliffe is hopeful that the strides taken by the five new academy recruits will inspire other youngsters in the development centre and show them that hard work does pay-off.
“We have a number of players currently on trial at the academy who are all hoping to replicate the success of these players,” he said. “In the last eight weeks we have had 16 players who have moved from the development centre to the academy and we are hopeful that this will encourage other players to see that there is the opportunity to progress as a player at the club.”
Mike Marris, the father of Teddy, is thrilled that his son has signed with the academy and heaped praise on the work done by all involved with the development centre. He said: “Teddy has been with the development centre for a while and has come on leaps and bounds during that time. He has progressed in both skill and in fitness. The coaches and the facilities are second to none and the lads are lucky to have them.”
Nathan Moss’s father, David Moss, who is a lifelong Spireite, echoed Mike Marris’s sentiments. He is hopeful that his son continues to progress, saying: “Nathan just wants to continue his improvement with the academy. We are both huge fans of the club and this is the kind of opportunity that you don't turn down.”