Junior football section is on the lookout for players

Belper Town Juniors players in action
Belper Town Juniors players in action

Belper Town Juniors are on the lookout for new players who are interested in playing for section in the forthcoming season.

The club is particularly looking for players to start up the under eights and under sevens squads for the 2013-2014 campaign.

Belper Town Juniors are also keen to recruit suitable coaches for next season’s under eights and under sevens age groups.

Also on the playing side, the club is looking to bolster existing numbers in next season’s under nines, under tens and under 11s age groups.

Belper Town has achieved The FA’s Charter Standard “Community” award, which is the highest level Charter Standard award.

Any child interested in these age groups is being invited to attend the section’s Skills Academy, which takes place on Saturday mornings, from 9am to 10am, located at Thorntons Playing Fields (at the bottom of Derwent Street).

These sessions are aimed at boys and girls aged between 5-11 years old and the cost is £3.50 per session.

With the themed sessions from an FA age appropriate qualified, coaching team, led by FA regional community coach of the year, Mark Alcock, the aim is that all boys and girls that attend will learn, thrive and compete within a fantastic, safe and learning centred environment.

For futher information about the club, juniors section or Saturday sessions please visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/belpertown/ or contact Mark Alcock at mark.w.alcock@btinternet.com or on 07775 933199.

n The section was further boosted recently by the announcement of an official link between Belper Town Juniors FC and the Burton Albion Academy.

This is for the purpose of player development and recruitment of young players between 7 and 18 in the Midlands area.

Brewers’ academy coaches will direct players who show potential to continue their development at Belper Town Juniors FC, as well as offering promising Belper Town Junior FC players the opportunity to enter the Academy of the League Two side.

Academy co-ordinator Sam Rose said: “We are delighted with this partnership with Belper Town Juniors FC.

“It is important for us as an academy to ensure that we have a robust player pathway and this link will enhance the prospects of both clubs’ junior age groups.

“We are looking forward to working with Belper Town Juniors FC to this end.”

Mark Alcock, Belper Town Juniors’ head coach said: “We are delighted to be working with Burton Albion’s Academy.

“The link up has seen opportunities for players in both directions and we look forward to continuing to develop the relationship.

“The link has also provided us an opportunity to gain coaching knowledge and techniques from the Academy’s highly experienced coaches.”