The latest from the Posh Scholarship programme.
September has seen the Sports Scholarship programme get underway, with a combined football and futsal games programme scheduled. Ahead of the new season the scholarship have played 3 pre-season football games vs Netherton (W), Peterborough Regional College (W) and Wroxham (L), as well as a Futsal tournament at the Birmingham International Futsal Arena.
New to this season the Sports Scholarship are entering a football team that will play in EFL South East Division 1 as well as a Futsal team that will play in the Midlands National League with games played at St George’s Park.
In addition to Michael Johnson and Callum Avent, Tom Skeath and Mitchell Smith have joined the Sports Scholarship coaching staff to expand the programme. Tom comes from a football background, having studied football coaching at University and holds a UEFA B License qualification whilst Mitchell joins as an apprentice having graduated from a Sport Scholarship programme himself.
Squad: O. Baig, L. Baranowicz, S. Bayly, R. Braid, B. Brittain, R. Cook, B. Dent, A. Ellen, D. England (Captain), O. Goymour, B. Grypicz, L. Harlow, H. Howarth, A. Hoult, R. Melton, Z. Mulholland (Vice-Captain), T. Munns, R. Silva, W. Palmer, K. Penman, I. Saywell, M. Wilshire.
Finally, our Futsal Academy and our Futsal Development Centre started this week. The Futsal Academy which is new to the 18/19 season is for the elite players to develop their skills and understanding of Futsal as a team. The Development Centre is on a Thursday evening and is for players to develop their skills, whilst pushing towards the Futsal Academy.
Across the Futsal Academy we have Under 13’s and 14’s which train together followed by the Under 15’s and 16’s. During the first session the futsal being played was great and the intensity of the session was great. Our Futsal Development Centre spaces are still available which takes place at Nene Park Academy, Oundle Road, PE2 7EA. Under 13’s and 14’s train 7pm till 8pm and Under 15’s and 16’s 8pm-9pm. For any more information please email Futsal@theposh.com.