Yaxley FC join forces with Norwich City

Yaxley FC have entered into a partnership with Norwich City.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 5:05 pm
Yaxley FC sign up with Norwich FC Academy, from left, Alex Kaufman, MD of Norwich FC regional development programme, Lawrie Cooke (Hunts FA), Jeff Lenton (President of Yaxley FC), Dee Walker (Hunts FA), Malcolm Clements (Chairman of Yaxley FC). Photo: David Lowndes.

The Cuckoos will receive a package of support and opportunities alongside the promoted Championship club’s other regionally based ‘Partner Clubs’, Histon FC (Cambridgeshire), Ware FC (Hertfordshire) & Stanway Rovers FC (Essex).

This includes fixtures, CPD (Continued Professional Developmen( events and support of the Junior Premier League (JPL) U13-U16 squads whilst developing and creating a professional learning environment to include the players and management at Yaxley FC.

Yaxley life president Jeff Lenton said: “Our Yaxley JPL teams will get to play in partner club festivals, select games versus other partner clubs teams and Norwich City FC teams – all under the watchful eye of Premier League talent spotters. And of course, there is scope for players from within the club to progress to the partner teams.

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The initial focus will be on the development of the U13 and U14 age group and then extended upwards into the U15 and U16 age groups as the scheme grows providing a conduit for talent from around the geographical region via this partnership.”

Yaxley chairman Malcolm Clements added: “It’s not just about the players, Yaxley will get support (including CPD) in developing our coaches to higher standards plus creating a better environment for our players, parents and coaches. As a club, we’ve regularly produced successful youth teams in the local leagues. This partnership represents a step up for our young players with the increased opportunity and experience in the higher and wider echelons of youth football.”