During the pandemic, Posh Academy staff are coming up with novel ways to keep their players active.
Like children across the country, the Peterborough United Academy players have had to adjust to a new way of life due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and staff at the football club have come up with different ways of keeping their squads engaged and entertained, thanks to the wonders of modern technology.
Foundation Phase Lead Coach Paulo Di Fabrizio, Youth Development Phase Elio Salerno and Pre-Academy Phase Lead Coach Michael Fox are well-versed in Zoom with regular meeting taking place on the platform and they have taken it a stage further with quizzes, baking classes, fitness classes and much more now a regular occurrence with their young players.
Academy Manager Kieran Scarff said: “During a hugely challenging period for everybody, I have been proud of the coaches within the Academy, who have been creative with keeping the young players engaged and entertained via the wonders of modern technology. They have been doing zoom quizzes, exercise classes, home baking, even helping with homework and have been a credit to the club. I want to thank them for all their hard work.”
Michael Fox added: “For the younger ones, it has been an incredibly challenging time for them, so we have tried to make the online sessions engaging and entertaining for them. It is also something that the parents can get involved with, or alternatively, if they need some time to focus on their other children or just to give them a break, we can provide an hour or two where they can just have fun with their team-mates.”