Yesterday’s first round of trials and talent ID for the Nerang Eagles JPL and Academy Of Football squads hit the ground running with a tremendous mix of new talent and familiar faces.
Academy of Football Australia (AFA) head coach Gary Scott said he was pleased with the effort of the players in front of him and that despite it being early in the selection process, there were many promising signs.
“Yeah it went pretty well, I’m happy with the players today and there was a good effort put in,” said Scott.
In a series of drills and then some small sided but intense game play to end the sessions, players from age groups U11 to U14 for 2019 battled it out in formidable conditions with the day’s blistering heat slowly ebbing away throughout the trial.
We certainly saw a great level of commitment demonstrated early in the players and across the board – the work rate was already up and some of the shots and hits were very solid for the young players in front of us.
AFA coach Darrell Olive was also impressed with the general level of enthusiasm and play from the trialists and said that the U14s in 2019 are already looking very strong, with several potential additions to the team likely to bolster the existing AFA talent coming from a new generation of future champions.
“We saw a couple of new players today turn up and they are showing good promise,” said Olive.
Stay tuned to the Nerang Soccer website and Facebook for upcoming trials sessions and then next rounds for this age group.
Next Saturday the 8th of December, trials and Talent ID begin for the U15s to U18s JPL squads for 2019, full details at the bottom of this post HERE.