Help our youngsters continue to thrive
HOPEFULLY you are aware we have set up a sponsor a youth team player scheme this season, which gives you the opportunity to play a part in the development of one of our Under-18 players.
For £75 per season, we will give you constant updates on how that player is progressing, regular mentions on our twitter page and the new youth website and the chance to meet up with the player at a first team game.
This kind donation will go towards equipment and kit acquirement for player and team for the 2013/14 season. The two Harrys, Williams and Reynolds have already been taken so there are still 14 others to be snapped up.
So, who's left? Firstly the group of second year scholars currently top of the South West Youth Alliance.
Gents, come in to Earl's & Co and enjoy a haircut and finish, glass of whisky and a shoeshine for £18.50
Terms: Later and earlier appointments available upon request
Contact: 01242 504887
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
Goalkeeper Harvey Rivers has also made the first team bench twice this season and has only conceded three goals in five games and has been Mr Consistency.
Our two Gloucester born and bred centre-halves, captain Spencer Hamilton and Elliott Keightley, have formed that all- important defensive triangle with Harvey.
Midfielders Kieran Whitehead and Adam Powell have dominated the middle of the park in the majority of games and provided a good attacking platform for us.
Adam has been pretty regular within the first team training environment this season too.
Wingers James Bowen and Zach Kirkpatrick-Jones regularly have had the beating of their full-backs, putting in tremendous work rate at both ends of the field.
From the first years, winger Jamal Lawrence has scored twice and been a major asset for us with his pace and positive play and at times has linked up well with centre forward Jamie Goodwin many times this season.
Both players possess a good turn of speed, vitally important in forward play.
Three defenders, left-back Danny Reynolds, right and centre-back Callum Craddock and full-back Liam Sheppard have all come into the set up and performed admirably in this area of the pitch, playing a huge role in our defensive stability (four goals conceded in six games).
Finally, former Aston Villa Academy midfield player Reece Daly has shown class and composure many times this season.
This has definitely been the best group of boys the club has seen at this age and level.
If you are interested in sponsoring a player please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @ctfcyofficial for more info.
This morning we travel to Hereford for a League Cup fixture, three weeks after winning there in the league 3-0.
Our group also consists of Swindon, Bournemouth and Oxford.
This will be our second game in the group having drawn 1-1 with Bournemouth in the first. Complacency will definitely not be an issue as we look to make it seven games unbeaten.
With the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) audit six weeks away, momentum is growing as we look to get all documents and procedures in place for this.
Good friend and Football League monitor Bob Bloomer will be a regular visitor to the training ground over the next few weeks to help us get through the November 14-17 'ordeal'.