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Exeter City's Taunton Development Centre looking for more players

Posted on August 29th 2018 by

Exeter City FC’s Taunton Development Centre are looking for more keen young footballers aged 7-16 years to join their course and develop their football skills.

No matter what your ability is, we welcome young people who wish to come along and improve their performance levels. 

The centre is partnered with the Exeter City Community Trust, Exeter City Academy and acts as a potential feeder of players into the academy which has a fantastic reputation for producing a pathway for young talent into professional football. 

Young stars such as Ollie Watkins, who is now impressing with Championship side Brentford, Ethan Ampadu who has continued his remarkable rise at Premier League side Chelsea, and Jordan Storey, who sealed himself a move to Preston North End, have all come through the ranks with the Grecians and have benefited from the work that the academy does. 

The course, which now runs on Monday nights starting on September 3 at Queen’s College Taunton, is designed to help development alongside whatever club a young player may or may not play for. 

Chris Heayns, who manages the Development Centre in Taunton, is keen for as many youngsters to come along as possible as they will be welcomed into a friendly learning environment. 

On the upcoming sessions, Chris said: “We are looking for more people to come along to our courses, particularly in the Taunton area, because we offer a fantastic opportunity for young players to develop their skills.

“It’s not all about making the step up to professional football, because we offer fun sessions for children of all ability and they will be put into groups based on ability level. 

“On the other hand, we have a unique partnership with the Exeter City Academy where we can filter players through our programme and into the academy, so the centre could be a real benefit to a young player who wishes to take the next step in their career.”

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