May 20, 2016
Bristol Rovers FC Youth Academy Recruits for the 2016-2018 seasons.
The following players have been offered terms to join the Under 18 programme on a full time basis.
The centre back from Devizes joined the Academy aged 12 from Yeovil Town.
The Bristol born left back joined as part of the Under 14 squad. Has also featured for the Under 18 side this season
A versatile midfielder from Bath joined as part of the Under 9 squad having also been part of the pre-academy.
The Cardiff based forward joined as part of the Under 9 squad having also been part of the pre-academy programme.
He has already featured a number of times for the Under 18 team this season.
The Bristol based midfielder joined as part of the Under 14 squad. Has also featured for the Under 18 group this season
The Bristol based goalkeeper joined the Academy as part of the Under 15 squad having previously been with BCFC.
The Midlands based striker joined as part of the Under 16 squad having spent time in the Bristol Rovers Central EDC.
BRFC Academy Manager Jonathan Henderson said after the recent scholarship induction evening: – “We are delighted to have the boys joining the program for next season.”
“The induction evening gave us a great opportunity to speak to the players and their families about what happens over the next two years, not just about the playing side but about their education.”
“With the addition of these 7 players, this will mean that all 19 players in the scholarship programme have spent time within our schoolboy programme which is testament to the good work that is going on within the Academy.”
“A couple of them have been with us since the age of 7 and 8 which is also important for us as a programme.”
“Most of the players have had the opportunity to gain experience within the Under 18 squad towards the end of this season and although it was a tough experience for them it can only be a positive one for their development going forward.”
“It is a big achievement for them to be awarded a scholarship and we would like to take the opportunity to congratulate them on this. We also remind them that it is only another step on the journey and that the hard work and positive attitude that has lead them to this stage needs to continue over the next 2 years.”