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Triple Boost For Youth

Thu, 20th Dec 2007 11:45pm

Clyde's Youth initiative has received a triple boost as it continues to go from strength to strength. A recent audit by the SFA has resulted in the club being placed within the top ranking for its youth programme and it will therefore receive the highest level of grant from the SFA. The club would like to thank Gary Bollan and Peter Smith for their work behind the scenes in making this happen.

ASDA Backing

In addition, the club is delighted to announce the formation of a new academy for young players. The Academy will be based in the west end of Glasgow at Jordanhill, giving it large catchment area from Clydebank to Maryhill. Coaches will work with the boys with a view to progressing them into the Under-13 Clyde side at Broadwood, which marks the starting point of the Clyde Youth initiative.

This development is supported by Asda and Clyde are indebted to them for their financial and practical backing. The club would also like to thank coaches Gerry Sheridan and Michael Hughes for their tireless work in bringing this idea to reality.

Local Hero

Finally, in a further boost to the club and proof of the value of investing in youth football, Clyde kid Steven Howarth has been called up to the Scotland under-18 squad. Prolific striker Steven, who attends St Maurice's High School in Cumbernauld, has trained with the club for a number of years and everyone is delighted by his recognition.

The young forward is highly regarded and was one of a number of youth players who trained with the first team squad in the summer. The 15-year-old plays in Clyde's Under-17 side and is aiming to make the Scotland team that is soon to face a double header against England and Spain.