City Under 18s played out a 2-2 draw with Soham Town Rangers last night, a result that leaves the boys 7th in the league table.
The game also marked the final game for Matt Mee and his assistant Simon Coxhall who have chosen to depart from the Under 18s prior to the season's conclusion. We would like wish Matt and Si all the best for their future and a big thank you for everything you have done for the football club during their tenure.
Director of Youth, Neil Midgely will assume the responsibility of managing the team for the rest of the season. This will ensure the players' continued development and aid in the smooth transition to the new management and structures planned for the next season.
As we anticipate the opening of our new stadium facility next season, it's an opportune time to discuss our future strategies for enhancing Cambridge City's youth pathways.
Next season, we aim to elevate the standards of our Under 18s team and further enhance their performance with the support of an Under 23 side. The opening of new facilities will play a pivotal role in achieving this goal.
In addition, there is also scope to have a development team at under 18s competing in the Sunday EJA league. This could allow players to stay at the club longer.
Further down the line, our ambition is to also have a team competing in the adult local leagues. This will give opportunities for players at all levels to benefit from having more football matches available to them.
Although next season will be too early, the completion of the stadium would allow a future full time academy on site which would run in parallel with the youth set up.
Neil has already presented this vision to the club board with positive feedback and discussions are still ongoing, and we hope start building towards this structure before the end of the season.
In the meantime, below is the proposed structure for a football pathway that will give options for all players to stay with Camrbidge City allowing them to grow and reach their full potential