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Academy Youth Development Phase Team of the Module

22 December 2017

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Here is your Academy Youth Development Phase team of the module, congratulations to all of the players, read on to see why they were selected......


Sam Green 

Sam has had an excellent start to the season after moving from the foundation phase to the youth development phase and 9v9 to 11-a-side football.

He has been able to use his excellent distribution skills to build the play out for the U13s. His handling is another area he has shown his qualities meeting high balls at there highest point to gather and get the team moving forward.

Sam has also made a number of top quality saves making him a worthy addition to the team of mid season


Benjamin Hardman 

Benj has been a key member of the squad in central midfield using his intelligence to screen the opposition forwards and win tackles and intercept passes.

Benj has also shown his passing range and shown he understands when to retain possession and when to risk with penetrating passes, while he has a number of assists also from set pieces putting good deliveries.

He's also added goals to his game this season with some very well taken strikes

Sam Hooper

It's been a very impressive season so far from Sam who came in on trial as a wide player last year but has adapted and is now getting recognition for his ability as a footballing centre back.

Sam is incredibly hard working and reliable in 1v1 situations and never shies away from getting on the ball and playing into midfield. As he has settled we are also seeing him as a leader organising those around him and making sure the team is focused.


Nathan Moss 

Nathan has played up two age groups at times this season playing with the U15s but also making four appearances for the U16s and holding his own.

Nathan's physical attributes allow him to do so but his quality and intelligence in possession is what makes him still have impact in those games. While he's got an eye for a killer pass and a quick feet which he uses to create space.

He has also got a number of goals and assist from midfield. The key improvement this season has been his work rate and winning the ball back for the team

Ben Morris 

A Jamie Vardy type forward Ben's raw pace and power mean he is a handful for any opposition.

He has played up with the U15s on a number of occasions and shows what he can do when there.

Ben forces mistakes for defenders and when in possession has the composure in front of goal to take his chances, but he's also has become better at recognising when to bring others into play.


Ethan Thorpe

A steady and consistent season from Ethan who has really kicked on from pre-season showing work rate and intelligence out of possession to regain the ball for the team, while also showing a lot of quality in possession with good footwork to create space and using his first touch effectively to create space to get forward hurtful passes away into the attacking players.

Ethan has begun to make really good decisions on when to play forward or retain possession.

Antony Baker

A small technical player with a bag  of tricks and full of tenacity, Antony has really stepped up this year in terms of having end product.

His energy levels are second to none in both games and training, while he also motivates those around him to work hard.

Ant is showing now that he understands how to maximise his talents and how to play to his strengths, he is a player who excites those watching with his ability to go past players in 1v1 situations with pace and skill.


Mathew Feurtado 

An attacking player who was converted to a modern day left back Mathew has embraced the position changed and it has helped him make and impact in the youth team where he regular plays and starts games.

His ability to defend 1v1 and using his athleticism to get involved in attacks along with his excellent technical ability have enabled him to show case his talents. His goals and assist from left back this season have enabled him to get him a deserved scholarship.

Josh Turner

Lightning quick and an ability to perform skills at full pace, the winger has lit up a number of games with key moments in terms of goals and assists this season and deservingly got his scholarship offer earlier this season.

Where Josh has been impressive is the consistency of his performance, getting goals and causing problems week in and week out for the opposition.

A number of the goals he has scored have also been of the highest class, with long range strikes or individual runs.

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