First-team familiarities for Academy’s Broe

First-team manager Adam Lakeland’s similar instructions in a familiar role for Oliver Broe have helped the defender’s transition into the senior squad. Right wing-back Broe received a call from Lakeland after the U23s’ County Cup quarter-final 5-3 victory vs Pontefract Collieries, confirming the 19-year-old’s call-up, joining fellow academy player, Louis Fialdini. A first senior assist, […]

Waud training with Rotherham United

Reggie Waud shouldn’t affect his playing style while training with Rotherham United by losing too much size, advises the Millers’ coaches. Waud scored 15 goals in five starts in the West Riding FA Senior Cup following being dropped from Neil Ross’ opening two U23s matches due to fitness concerns. Lutel James, Academy Director, rewarded Waud’s […]

The Director’s season review

“Every year we’ll be strengthening the structure – not reincarnating the whole structure,” reflects Lutel James, Farsley Celtic Academy director, on the 20/21 season. The birth of the U21s at the end of last season is the final extension in the Academy blueprint, shortly following the debut U16s season, to creating the “clear and clinical […]

Broe in first-team training

Oliver Broe has joined, for the first time, Louis Fialdini as Academy players currently training with the first team, Broe recently impressing first-team manager Adam Lakeland while playing for the U23s. Broe is expected to be in Lakeland’s squad for their friendly trip to Eccleshill United on Saturday, according to the first-team manager. Lakeland recently […]

Bailey’s final reflection

“The way we’ve played has got us here, we’re not going to change it in the final,” reflects Asher Bailey ahead of leading his U16s to the JPL Plate final on Saturday. It’s a first final as a coach for Academy assistant manager Bailey, in his debut season appointed U16s manager, when he leads the […]