On Wednesday 10th April the Long Term Player Development prorgamme that is currently delivered across the County by numerous Cornwall FA (CCFA) and Plymouth Argyle Development Centres (PAFC), took part in a Full County Wide LTPD Festival at Brannel School.
The LTPD Centre at Mounts Bay Football Development Centre (MBFDC), which is based at Mounts Bay Academy’s 3G pitch filled a Coach and attended the festival with numerous teams within U8-U12 yrs. The festival was a fantastic opportunity for all players to express themselves and showcase their capabilities under some very important watchful eyes. Centres that attended the festival were as follows…
– Mounts Bay LTPD Centre (CCFA)
– Camborne LTPD Centre (CCFA)
– Penryn LTPD Centre (CCFA)
– Bodmin LTPD Centre (PAFC)
– Liskeard LTPD Centre (PAFC)
– Brannel LTPD Centre (PAFC)
The aim of the LTPD programme through improved partnership with Cornwall FA (CCFA) and Plymouth Argyle (PAFC) is to ensure our best young players receive enhanced coaching provision, on the best facilities and playing with and competing against the most able players.
Mounts Bay Academy Football Development Officer (Mr. Kevin Lawrence) and Centre Director Of Mounts Bay Football Development Centre (MBFDC) has been very impressed and proud of the development of the young players locally and reports…
‘There have been numerous players shining at the individual LTPD centres which have progressed further within the Player Development Pathway. Off the top of my head, to my knowledge now five players in only 18 months of opening the centre at Mounts Bay have progressed into the Advanced Development Centre run by Plymouth Argyle based at the County’s central venue Brannel School. The aim for these players are to now progress further onto the PAFC Centre of Excellence at Ivybridge. Alternatively, players involved within the LTPD Centres are also involved in the process for District/County Schools Representation from U13-U16s’.
Lawrence also sates that ‘there is some outstanding work produced locally and we are now breeding young talent. Our West Cornwall SFA U13s District squad are in a National Final against Liverpool SFA U13s in the coming months. Many players involved in that squad have progressed through the LTPD Centres in West Cornwall, four of which from the LTPD Centre at MBFDC’.
For further information or about programmes on offer at MBFDC, please contact our Football Development Officer (Mr. Kevin Lawrence).
O: 01736 363 240 ext: 240