January 20, 2016
Did you notice?
The players who represented Bristol Rovers in their most recent competitive fixture.
Bristol Rovers against Mangotsfield United in the GFA Senior Cup Quarter Final.
Tuesday 19th January 2016 at Cossham Street.
Bristol Rovers Team :- Kieran Preston, Danny Greenslade, Tom Fry, Alfie Kilgour, Bradley Confrey, Jay Malpas, Eliot Green, (Connor Jones – 78); George Corp, (Lewis Leigh Gilchrist – 70); Blake Davies, (Tyrone Tucker-Dixon – 68); Olly Mehew, Ryan Broom.
Unused Substitutes :- Sam Iles, Charlie Phillips.
ALL 16 of them have come through the Bristol Rovers Academy.
10 of the them were with the Academy before the age of 12.
This is NOT something that happens unintentionally or by accident.
It is certainly an unusual statistic for football clubs at league level.