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Youth Development Sessions Resume

17 June 2020

The Silkmens Football Academy programme has begun a phased return to action over the last couple of weeks, in line with Government directions.

Led by Youth Development manager Paul McGuire, both current and new recruits have been put through their paces in locations close to where they live.

The sessions have resumed not only to improve fitness levels ahead of next season, but also to break the mental stagnation many young people have felt during these unprecedented times.

In what proved to be an impressive first season at the Academy, everyone involved with the programme will be eager to begin the 20/21 season where they left off.

Paul McGuire commented: "It's been great to get back to doing activities with the Academy lads. In the current climate, we felt it appropriate to take the activities on the road to where they live.

"We've obviously been supporting our current students with their BTEC work at home, but there's nothing like seeing them face to face.

"It's also been very important to conduct sessions with the new recruits - we've been oversubscribed, so it's key to get to know these lads better prior to their academic course kicking-off at Macclesfield College in September."

We would like to say a big thank you to All Sports photography, James Fowles, Simon Cooper and Warren Ho for coming down to take some excellent photos!

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