The Hereford FC U18s were invited to be involved in last night’s training session, with the first team management taking the opportunity to take a look at some of the emerging talent within the Academy.
It also gave the players a taste of what’s needed for them to make the step-up to first team football. Head of Football, Tim Harris said: “We’ve had four or five Academy players involved in a few training sessions already this season, but we’ve been trying to arrange for the rest of the U18 squad to come and join in with training for a while, so it was good to finally manage to get them all out there.
“It was a well-structured session and I thought that the lads all did very well, they worked extremely hard and I was impressed with their attitude. I know Dan Chance (U18s Head Coach) felt that his players learned a lot from the evening. It was also pleasing to see so many parents come along and watch, it really helps when the players are supported so well by their families.
“Hopefully they all enjoyed the session and they will be able to take the experience and knowledge gained from it and use it in their own training sessions. That will be of benefit to not only the individual players, but also the club as a whole.
“One of my tasks as Head of Football is to push the Academy forward and build and improve the player pathway to the first team. It’s a really exciting task and I’m looking forward to seeing the benefits of everyone’s hard work in the near future.”
U18 Head Coach, Dan Chance added: “It was a great opportunity for the lads to train with the first team, a really good learning experience for everyone involved. The feedback from the players was that they really enjoyed it. It was a chance for them to see the jump in standards required to make the grade at first team level.”