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WANTED Youth teams to join Darlaston Town (1874) successful youth section

By Simon Cox

Darlaston intend to provide a pathway for players to progress through their youth teams directly into the clubs first team and adult football

Darlaston Town (1874) are an established football club, currently playing in Division One of the West Midlands (Regional) League. The club are looking to add more junior teams to their setup and offer the prospect of a pathway for players to progress into adult football to play within their first team.

After last season’s successful recruitment drive, the club were able to create a brand-new youth section after 8 existing teams joined the club. We were able to attract an U12 and U16 team that play in the Midland Junior Premier League side on Saturday mornings, and six teams at various age groups playing in the Walsall Junior Football League during Sundays.

In creating a youth section from scratch, the club is delighted to say, the youth section has formed a strong junior committee who are run by good governance and have quickly become an integral part of the club. It is great to see youth team players, managers and coaches attend and support the first team on Saturdays.

The club hoping to increase the number of youth teams hoping they would want to join an ambitious and well-established run club, where youth teams play their games on one of the clubs three pitches available at Darlaston Town (1874)’s ground. We are looking for established teams playing either within Midland Junior Premier League on Saturdays or Sunday youth football to play in the colours of and under the name of Darlaston Town (1874)

We're looking for teams from age ranges from under 8s and upwards so if any teams are looking for a change, we would hope you would consider coming to join Darlaston Town 1874. Where else on matchdays can you get cups of tea, coffee, soup etc along with bacon, sausage egg rolls and use the high-quality facilities at Bentley Pavilion the home of the club.

So, if there are any team's intrigued of what becoming a Darlaston Town 1874 team is like here are a couple of testimonials from managers and coaches that joined our new section at the start of this season. There is nothing better than personal recommendation

Dennis Joint Manager of Darlaston’s U16’s Rockets
The transition from my previous club to Darlaston Town was seamless. Everyone at Darlaston made it very easy. They set out their visions and expectations for the club right from the start and I can safely say a it was the right move us.
Everyone at Darlaston has made us feel like family. Nothing is ever to much trouble and there's always someone to help you if there's an issue. The facilities are great. The pitches are well maintained and there's always events going on throughout the season.
I'm glad to be a part of the club and look forward to seeing how we as a club progress in the future.

Jamie Manager of Darlaston’s U14 Warriors
I have managed this team since U8’s and when the kids get to the age of 16 there is not much of a pathway into adult football for them.
So, I decided to move my team over to Darlaston Town and form a team called Darlaston warriors, as I were impressed with the set up at Darlaston and improvements are always being made to the pitches and surroundings:
Also, parents and players feel comfortable as we have our own base now so thanks to the management and volunteers who have welcomed us to Darlaston Town (1874)

Nigel Manager of Darlaston’s U13’s Eagles
For a youth team looking for a new club close to the start of this season, Darlaston Town were truly a gem of a find.
The management team are supportive, organised and full of advice. Facilities are amazing and a huge upgrade on what we were used to. For a youth team manager and a parent, bringing my team to Darlaston Town FC was the best decision I made. The environment structure and support is second to none which is all you want for your players.
I would recommend the club to anyone who is looking to set up a team or searching for a new place to base themselves from.

If this sounds like a good proposition and you want to register an interest or ask for further information please contact the youth section Chairman Anton Allen by email using a.allen@darlastontown1874fc.com before Saturday 13th April 2019

Updated 11:33 - 18 Mar 2019 by Simon Cox

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