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Re: Kes Academy and Linnets
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2024, 11:25:41 AM »
We don’t have a big enough population to be able to produce players who would become National League level, imho.  Academies only work in bigger catchment areas.  In smaller localities they pop up then disappear until they pop up again, then disappear, as infinitum….

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2024, 12:07:37 PM »
Not all local young players of ability will qualify for or be attracted by the academy system. I believe there to be a seam of talent with potential to develop playing in local 'men's football', which has some obvious advantages over academies, where they are playing against teams from the same age groups. Joe Taylor is constantly mentioned as a beacon that illustrates the academies success, yet in certain respects he has achieved that in spite of the efforts of his local club? In similar vein we did quite a good job in knocking Fletcher Toll's confidence but credit to him, he is now scoring for fun at Downham and i believe he will eventually play at a higher level. An example of one that we could have nurtured and developed?

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Re: Kes Academy and Linnets
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2024, 12:24:10 PM »
Presumably there's some good Grants for running such things.

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2024, 02:05:54 PM »
The club does very little to encouragqe our young  talent . Ask our manager why some of our best young  players are
 not  allowed to train with the first team?

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Re: Kes Academy and Linnets
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2024, 02:50:01 PM »
If i were a young local player of ability looking to develop my skills and as a natural stepping stone, to play for my local club, would i consider joining KLTFC under the current set up? No way!!

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Re: Kes Academy and Linnets
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2024, 03:25:08 PM »
Good to see the Academy expanding into having a girls team, nice to see.

Alex Cross and staff doing a good job with the Academy set up.

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2024, 10:57:16 PM »
It’s certainly good to see the academy expanding. Think Alex Cross has a good eye for spotting and nurturing young talent.
What I find difficult to understand is where is all the money coming from to pay the Coaches, provide the kits, transport etc etc. AC must be full time as is Josh Coulson. All this expense for a club that was going out of business a few weeks back? Answers on a postcard ………

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Re: Kes Academy and Linnets
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2024, 10:20:23 AM »
Club's usually get paid for each student. Can be up to £5k per student.  If run correctly Academy's can be a good earner

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Re: Kes Academy and Linnets
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2024, 02:47:16 PM »
Thanks Marcus  - so it’s a no brainier really?

 

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