“I am sure there will more success stories ”
A Christmas message from our Academy Manager Liam O'Neill.
”Firstly I would like to thank and wish a happy Christmas to all the people (too many to mention) who have helped and supported myself and the scholars during the first part of the season. It’s been a fantastic start for all three of our full time teams. Both our U18s teams in the ECFA Leagues sit in 2nd place as we speak and are well placed to have a real push for their respective titles. Our professional development squad (U19s) started with a defeat at home to 2017 champions Boston Utd but since then haven’t looked back.”
O’Neill continued: “We are in great form and on a run of seven wins and a draw since that opening day defeat. We are four points off the top with a game in hand and entertain the leaders at home on January 10th so it’s a huge opportunity for us to set a marker down. The lads are also into the last 16 of the National League U19 Cup following Wednesday's 9-2 win at Romulus so that gives us something else to get excited about in the new year."
“It’s been hard work but a real pleasure working day to day with such good young talent we have here. Fingers crossed all the boys can keep working hard and get themselves into a position come March of having a real chance of winning something, across all the squads.“
“We are also creating major interest weekly from a host of top clubs in regard to our players here. This is a real tonic for the players knowing that people are sitting up at the highest levels of the game watching how and what calibre of player we are trying to develop here at Liberty Way. If the boys keep grafting and progressing how they are I am sure there will more success stories on the way.”