We’ve had great success launching our men’s Academy Programme at the University of Gloucestershire this September and we’ve welcomed a great group of young men on board.
Upon their arrival in late September, the student athletes got right into training, allowing the players to get their first taste of their new indoor and outdoor training facilities. From the beginning, the coaching staff of Dave, Matt, Aimee, Mal, Jack and Claire were impressed with the attitude of the boys and began to see their potential.
In our first game, we took on the University of Gloucestershire BUCS 3rd team. This was a chance for Coach Dave to see how well the lessons learned in training transferred to match conditions. The players started well, playing skillfully in the first half while the second half brought on a more physical contest that ended in a 2-2 draw.
It has been a pleasure working with the boys for the first term and we look forward to their return. There are exciting times ahead for the UDA UoG team which we will share more about soon, such as upcoming fixtures against strong teams, a guest coach appearance, a trip to The Football Museum and a Premier League game.
We’re thankful for the support of the community as we’ve forged strong links with local teams during this first term. We’re excited to get back to work on the field and in the classroom!