More great news for Club fans! For the 2020/21 season we will be hosting matches at the Home of Football every Saturday, with our Reserve Team joining the First Team from a single base at Dronfield. The aim is for fixtures to be scheduled on an alternating basis so that supporters have the option of watching a good standard of football when the First Team is away.
It marks another step towards our vision of an attainable pathway for players on our Academy and associated programmes to progress towards semi-professional football and beyond, with players such as Louis Thwaites, Owen Evans and Alex Wonham already seeing regular First Team involvement during 19/20.
The Worlds First scholarship programme’s at Maltby Academy, Wath Academy and Meadowhead School have been instrumental in providing education as well as unique opportunities for talented footballersbetween the ages of 16 – 18. Many of which have featured for the first team.
Our new reserves will also provide a pathway for the Leeds United College Elite Player Development Scholarship based at St Georges Park, Thorncliffe, Sheffield which is run in collaboration with Sheffield Football Club.
The Reserves will be joining the Central Midlands Football League for 20/21, transferring from the Sheffield County Senior League after spending last season at Millmoor Juniors. They will be managed by Geoff Worth, assisted by Brad Elam and goalkeeping coach Martin Dewbury.
Geoff (pictured) arrives with an amazing 52 years of coaching experience in professional and semi-professional football, having worked in youth player development at Lincoln City, Derby County and Southampton, and as first team manager at Northern Premier League level with Matlock, Alfreton, Gainsborough and Buxton. He has also spent time overseas as a director of soccer academies in Florida, USA.
For further info and enquiries please contact Reserve team secretary Ben Webster at [email protected]
For education enquiries, please contact Chris Dolby at [email protected].
You can follow the Reserves on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/SheffFCReserves.