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Sunday showcase for talent

6 May 2015

Watch the next generation of emerging Dons

Supporters can watch potential first-teamers of the future and find out more about AFC Wimbledon’s academy set-up at a FREE football festival this Sunday.

The Cherry Red Records Stadium will be hosting a “showcase for the academy” with AFC Wimbledon sides from the age of Under-9 to Under-16 taking on teams from Brentford.

Ryan Sweeney, Will Nightingale, Ben Harrison, Tom Beere and George Oakley have all featured in similar end of season football festivals in the past with the event offering a good platform for future progress.

As part of Sunday’s festival, Academy Manager Jeremy Sauer and Academy Head of Coaching Mark Robinson will be on hand to answer questions from supporters.

Mark Robinson said: “Following such a positive season with our home-grown players progressing into the first-team, we have high hopes that boys playing on Sunday will be able to follow in their footsteps.

“It is a great event on Sunday because our players get to test themselves against teams from a higher category academy. Brentford are investing a lot of money into their academy and are being very proactive in terms of recruitment. We will be happy to answer questions about anything to do with the academy on Sunday if supporters want to find out more about the work we do.”

The picture above shows 14-year-old academy prospect Reuben Collins (centre) with Jeremy Sauer (left) and Mark Robinson (right).

 Mark and Jeremy have set aside an hour between 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm on Sunday during a busy day of football to answer any of your questions and you can meet them at the Director’s Box between those times.

The bar and a food kiosk will be open at the Cherry Red Records Stadium for the event and entry is free for all spectators.

The full schedule of matches is as follows:

U-9s: 10.00 am kick-off

U-10s: 10.00 am kick-off

10.00 am kick-off U-11s:

U-12s: 12 noon kick-off

U-13s: 2.00 pm kick-off

U-14s: 4.00 pm kick-off

U-15/16s: 6.00 pm kick-off

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