North Wales Development Groups visit Ewood Park
9 May 2014

North Wales Development Groups visit Ewood Park

Performance at Blackburn reflects success of Player Development programme

Performance at Blackburn reflects success of Player Development programme


Two squads from the FAW/WFT North Wales Development Groups played against teams from Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park this week in games that enabled the coaching staff to ascertain whether the boys could transfer their coaching education to performance on the pitch.

The 2000 and 2001 year of birth squads certainly answered the question. The performance of both squads provided all with an insight of what the Player Development programme strives to accomplish across Wales. The boys have attended the programme for the last 2 to 3 years and fully deserved their experience at Ewood Park and are a credit to the National Programme which is replicated in South Wales.

The next event for the 2000 age group will be the Cymru Cup on the 27th and 28th May at Dragon Park in Newport. Our thanks and appreciation go to all the staff at Blackburn Rovers for their invitation and high level of hospitality, and of course to the parents who always find a way to make sure their child arrives prepared to play.