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Mark: win can inspire boys

8 May 2014

An update from the Academy Head of Coaching

Mark Robinson believes that Wimbledon’s London Senior Cup success can provide inspiration for the club’s academy players to progress through the ranks.

 ).You TubeMark, who is Academy Head of Coaching, cancelled training on Tuesday so that the youth section could watch a Wimbledon squad that included young professionals Will Nightingale, Tom Beere, Chace Jacquart and George Oakley (interviews with all four are now available by clicking on 

“Watching that match should inspire all of the other boys at the academy,” said Mark. “They will have seen that we’re the type of club that wants to bring youngsters through. I want it to have an impact upon the whole academy. We cancelled training on Tuesday night so that our other age groups could go and watch the match.

“Next season the Under-18s will be made up of 11 second years and nine first year scholars. We want the second years to get more Under-21s football. This season some of the Under-18s reached double figures in terms of games for the Under-21s.”

    to view goals and highlights from that match.Palace WinMark’s Under-18s recently produced one of their best performances of the season to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 with goals from Ollie Haines, Callum Overton and Harlan Basker. Click on  

 Under-18s Egli Kaja and Ryan Sweeney (both 16 years of age), Billy Frost, Taylor Roles and Billy Bishop were all in the squad against Metropolitan Police on Tuesday night. The Under-18s will be aiming to end their season on a high by making it 10 games unbeaten when they face Barnet away on Saturday.

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