News about our youth section moving forward
With the recent news that Brentford FC have restructured their Academy, including the closure of their schoolboy U9s – U16s section, we have been approached by a number of parents who are concerned about the club’s commitment to our Academy.
This article re-states our position regarding our Academy and explains what we are doing to help boys who may not now have a club.
As regards our situation, we are now reaching the end of our fifth season as a professional Category 3 Academy. During that time we have improved each season with a higher yield of players progressing into the professional of the club – last weekend was a great example of that with three Academy players starting and many more on the bench.
Chief Executive Erik Samuelson commented: “The football club board is totally committed to continuing the progression of the Academy and sees it as vital part of the club’s future. With 3,500 supporters turning up for our FA Youth Cup game versus Chelsea, it is clear that this is also what the fans want too. Parents of the Academy can be reassured that we are fully behind the development of their sons towards our first team.”
Details are as follows: to attend an Open Evening and Training Session at The Cherry Red Records Stadium. players and parents who are currently at Brentford In view of the number of boys who are now without a club, our Academy is inviting all
Monday 16 May 2016
For all Brentford Academy Players and Parents
The Cherry Red Records Stadium, Jack Goodchild Way, 422a Kingston Road, KT1 3PB
(6.00 pm – 8.15pm)
The evening will contain a presentation about our club and academy and a short Q & A session with parents. This will proceed while players prepare for a training session, along with trial mini-matches running from 7.00 pm onwards on the stadium pitch, which parents will be able to observe. We will explain further the possible trial process on the night.