STAMFORD ACADEMY NEWS
Welcome back to the start of the season for the 1st team and the start of Preseason for the Stamford Football Academy 16+ Scheme. The world cup seems an age ago, but what a fantastic 5weeks this country enjoyed.
Firstly, I would like to wish Graham & his staff all the best for the upcoming season. Having previously worked 3 years with Graham at Corby Town & 2years at Stamford I can certainly say he is one of the best managers I have worked with at 1st team level and I still now refer to him as GAFFER.
ACADEMY YEAR 2017 / 2018 SEASON
* 3 TEAMS COMPETING IN THE ENGLISH COLLEGE LEAGUES 2 TEAMS IN CAT 2 LEAGUE AND 1 TEAM IN CAT 3 LEAGUE.
* 1ST TEAM THROUGH TO THE LAST 32 OF ENGHLISH COLLEGE CUP BEATING 2 CAT 1 TEAMS ON THE WAY THROUGH TO THE ROUND OF 32 OUT OF OVER 280 ENTERING COLLEGE TEAMS.
* 5 ACADEMY PLAYERS MADE THE TRANSITION TO STAMFORD 1ST TEAM TRAINING SESSIONS BEFORE CHRISTMAS PERIOD.
* HARRY PEASGOOD ACADEMY CAPTAIN MADE THE 1ST TEAM SQUAD ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS WHILST ALSO REPRESENTING BLACKSTONES 1ST TEAM OVER THE LAST 4 MONTHS.
* REECE DARBY AND FILIP HAVE ALSO BEEN PART OF BLACKSTONES 1ST TEAM OVER THE LAST 3 MONTHS.
* JACK FRYETT ANOTHER ACADEMY PLAYER TO BENIFIT FROM 1ST TEAM TRAINING HAS NOW PLAYED THE LAST 5 GAMES FOR DEEPING RANGERS 1ST TEAM.
* HENRY HAS ENJOYED A TRAIL WITH THE ENGLISH COLLEGE NATIONAL TEAM AND ALSO HAD TRIALS AT PETERBOROUGH UNITED FC.
* WE HAVE HAD VARIOUS TALKS FOR THE ACADEMY TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE OF FOOTBALL LIFE AND ALSO VARIOUS EXTENDED EDUCATION AND FOOTBALL EXPERIENCES:-
SOCCER SMART TALK ON USA & AUSTRALIA & SPAIN PROSPECTS
WEMBLEY UCFB TALK ON FURTHER EDUCATION FOR DEGREE COURSES AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM
JIMMY WALKER EX SPURS / WEST HAM AND CURRENT LINCOLN CITY GK COACH
STUART ENGLAND EX PETERBOROUGH UNITED, ROTHERHAM, AND NOW CURRENT HEAD OF ANALYSIS LINCOLN CITY
MARK TRACY CURRENT CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1ST TEAM COACH AND HEAD OF YOUTH
* WE HAVE ALSO TAKEN THE ACADEMY ON TRIPS TO THE NATIONAL FUTSAL CENTRE IN BIRMINGHAM AND ST GEORGE PARK HOME OF THE ENGLAND FOOTBALL TEAM.
* 1ST TEAM HAVE FINISHED AS RUNNERS UP IN THEIR CAT 2A LEAGUE
* DEVELOPMENT OF 4 PLAYERS OVER THE YEAR FROM 2ND TEAM TO 1ST TEAM (ADRIAN, KIERON, DAN, IRVINE )
* DEVELOPMENT OF 3 PLAYERS OVER THE YEAR FROM 3RD TEAM TO 2ND TEAM (JAKE, SAM, MAX)
* WE HAVE GIVEN THE PLAYERS THE OPPOTUNITY TO PLAY INFRON OF LECIESTER CITY, CAMBS UNITED, IPSWICH TOWN AND MK DONS SCOUTS.
* ACADEMY INVESTED IN HUDL SYSTEM TO RECORD AND ANALYISE GAMES.
* ACADEMY INVESTED IN FITNESS TRAINING EQUIPMENT SUCH AS PARACHUTES, BUNGEE CORDS, EVASION BELTS, ELCTRONIC SPEED GATES, AND VOLLEY SERVICE REBOUND NET.