We are pleased to share we have been granted a category B academy license by the FAW.
In the new categorisation programme there are 3 Academy categories and we are delighted to have achieved Category B at the first time of asking. Our status will ensure our high quality provision and games programmes continues with no changes.
The ongoing rigorous audit process has demanded much from the club over the past year, the club would like to place on record its thanks to Head of Academy Damian Flynn, David Cole, Nathan Nurton and the rest of the team for their diligence and efforts in achieving the status we applied for.
Damian Flynn, Head of Academy commented:”I’d like to thank the team at the academy especially David and Nathan for their support and dedication over the past 12 months to achieve this B status. We pride ourselves on giving our players the best opportunities to develop both as football players and human beings and I am delighted we can continue to support their development in an environment that strives to be the best it can be.”
Watch this space for recruitment day information next week…
Barry Town United AFC are delighted to announce that 18 year old Academy striker Mo Djalo has signed his first contract with the club.
Mo made his JD Cymru Premier debut on 12th March away at Connah’s Quay Nomads and has impressed throughout his involvement with the senior squad both in training and in games. This season Mo has already scored 21 goals for our Development team who sit third in their league and also scored in the Senior team Nathaniel MG Cup game in August away at Haverfordwest County. Lee Kendall, Manager commented: “Mo has shown an excellent work ethic to earn his first senior contract, he has scored 21 goals in 16 games this season and deserves this opportunity. Our academy is going from strength to strength under Damian’s stewardship and it’s fantastic to see a number of exciting prospects coming through our ranks. I and the club are looking forward to seeing Mo continue to develop both with the development and first team squads.” Damian Flynn, Head of Academy commented: “It’s been a pleasure to contribute towards Mo’s development & it’s been great to see his dedication, commitment to growth and his willingness to challenge himself weekly, which in return has granted him signing a first team contract! At the academy, we ensure we do our very best to provide players with a platform for the above to materialise and Mo is an example of that, along with Merv Bennett last season. The coaches and I are looking forward to continuing to watch Mo grow and showcase his qualities across the rest of the season!” Mo Djalo on his signing commented: “I’m delighted to have signed my first contract and to have done that with Barry Town. Since joining the club I’ve been lucky to have worked with excellent coaches who have helped me develop my game immeasurably. I’d like to thank all for this opportunity and I look forward to continuing to work hard, developing and scoring goals for this great club.”
This season has seen our local community become ever closer to the club, especially our very own academy!
Many local business and charities have pledged a significant amount of sponsorship towards our academy teams, allowing us to not just maintain our quality provision, but also grow and enhance the experience for the children as well as proudly allow us to continue to do our very best to develop each and everyone!
A huge thank you to all sponsors for your contribution this season!