As the season draws to a close, we are pleased to confirm that the following players have been offered terms to join the u18s program on a full time basis for the 2016-18 seasons:
The Centre Back from Devizes joined the Academy aged 12 from Yeovil Town.
The Bristol born Left Back joined the Academy as part of the u14s squad. Has also featured for the u18s this season
A versatile Midfielder from Bath joined the Academy as part of the u9s squad having also been part of the pre-academy.
The Cardiff based Forward joined the Academy as part of the u9s squad having also been part of the pre-academy program. Has already featured a number of times for the u18s this season.
The Bristol based Attacking Midfielder joined the Academy as part of the u14s squad. Has also featured for the u18s this season
The Bristol based Goalkeeper joined the Academy as part of the u15s squad having previously spent time at Bristol City.
The midlands based Striker joined the Academy as part of the u16s squad having spent time in the Bristol Rovers Central EDC.
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 program have all spent time within our schoolboy program 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 program”
“Most of the players have had the opportunity to gain experience within the u18s 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, but also to remind them that its 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”