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Under-18s: Haynes & McGinty on the current and future scholars

11 March 2020

Under-18s manager Pete Haynes and Lead Youth Phase Development coach Gerry McGinty are guiding some of the older age groups in the club's academy system through a vital period of the season.

For the second year under-18s it's a crucial time as they look to make an impact in the final few months of their scholarship with the possibility of earning a professional contract with the first team a short while away.

Meanwhile it's been confirmed that ten of this season's under-16s age group have been offered scholarships with the under-18s for next season, with one additional player coming into Haynes' group via another club.

Preparations are already well underway for next year's under-16s with the current under-15s stepping up to that age group to prepare them for their final season to show they can be considered for the 2021/22 scholarship.

Watch above on iFollow as Haynes and McGinty explain:

  • What is going on with the under-16s with regards to their football future
  • The under-18s second half of the season in the Merit League
  • Progressing the under-15s into the under-16s age group
  • The process of how under-16s players get opportunities with the under-18s during the season
  • Recruiting externally for next season's under-18s

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