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Manager visits the next generation of Robins

20 December 2017

Manager Gary Johnson got to see first-hand the next generation of Robins coming through the Academy system when he recently took part in a training session with aspiring young players.

Johnson visited an Under-15 and Under-16 evening training session at Hartpury College to see the work going on to develop the next Academy products. 

Striker George Lloyd signed professional terms earlier this month, having been involved in the Academy set-up at Cheltenham since he was nine-years-old.

Johnson met all the players hoping to follow in Lloyd's footsteps before leading coaching to give the young players a flavour of the first team philosophy and approach.

Aaron Downes, Head of Academy coaching, said: "The coaches are doing a fantastic job in the Academy set-up and the Manager also did his bit as he went up to coach the Under-15s and Under-16s at Hartpury College.

"It was a really positive session and it’s great that the Manager takes such a big interest in the Academy. It gives the players a clear path from a young age all the way up to the first team, especially with the Manager and Russell Milton going out and coaching them first-hand.

"The young players get to see what the first team is doing in sessions and that philosophy and ethos is passed all the way down. The future of the club is looking bright and a lot of credit goes to the Academy staff for that."

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