March 22, 2016
On Saturday 19th March 2016, the BRFC Academy Under 16 squad hosted Swindon Town.
Of the sides played this season, Swindon Town proved to be one of the strongest teams.
This meant that it proved to be a very good game of football played at a high tempo.
Many of the current BRFC Academy Under 15 squad were also involved in the game.
This chance to play at a level above is a valuable learning experience for all those involved.
The youngsters were unlucky not to score more goals but still played some quality football at times.
Alfie Clarke scored a cracking free-kick for the BRFC Academy team.
On Sunday 20th March 2016 the Under 9 through to Under 15 teams had fixtures against Oxford United.
Games against Oxford United are always tough encounters and hard fought affairs.
One of the best displays came from the Under 15 group who gave a very creditable account of themselves.
Their attacking play and combination play in tight areas was a joy to watch.
In this fixture Tom Mehew scored from the penalty spot.
Another superb all round attacking performance came from the BRFC Academy Under 11 players.
They scored some splendid team goals, and produced some very effective free flowing football.
Goals came from Marley Thomas, Harvey Tierney, Josh Mockridge and a hat-trick from Jack Smith.
(Report provided by Tom Parrinello, BRFC Academy Lead Youth Development Phase Coach.)
Here are some of the BRFC Academy Goals from the previous weekend.