Andover Town Youth 12s Blue’s Support the Senior’s
The Blues were privileged to be mascots for the Andover Towns game with Brockenhurst, the boys were treated to a pre match training session with the Senior Town squad. They had the opportunity to taste the excitement of the Portway crowd as they showed their skills prior to kick off. A special training session was arranged for our stopper Daniel Butt, Jamie and Michael ran Dan through a typical pre match build up, it was a great incite for him and to pick up some new ideas and techniques. It’s great that the seniors take time out to pass on their skills and I hope they realise the positive impact this has on the boys.
Jamie Bray, who is still recovering from a dislocated shoulder sustained earlier this season, showed this commitment as he offered to arrange another pre match session for Dan at the Portway Stadium. The confidence gained from this occasion is unbelievable and as the feeder club for the Sydenhams league team, the boys can strive to be chosen by the seniors in years to come. They performed their mascot duties with pure professionalism and stayed on to support the Seniors and watch them take on Brockenhurst, the game was a tough encounter and displayed the desire needed when you reach this standard of football. It was great to have our Chairman also in attendance, Simon Timms took time out to support the boys. Watching the determination shown was definitely the motivation for 12s Blue Coach Darren Reeves to arrange the event, as the boys are having a good season thus far, it’s good to open their eyes to new training methods and demonstrate what is possible with hard work and dedication.
No game this week as cancelled, but the boys are so keen to improve, we have arranged a impromptu training session instead. No doubt keen to replicate the skills learned from today, A big thank you to all at Andover Town FC, putting something back into the local community. Andover Town Youth is built on the premise of developing the talent for the next generation, it’s clear the Seniors share the vision and we will continue to embrace these ties. JP