Another successful season for our Pathway! – Lewes Community Football Club
Another successful season for our Pathway!
Written by: Jack
It has been another successful season for our Elite Pathway this season, and we have put together a summary of each team.
Our U14s had a strong season on the pitch finishing 2nd in the league and winners of the Sussex Girls Challenge Cup. This team possesses a number of highly technical players with a competitive spirit that makes them enjoyable to watch – we aim to keep pushing them towards professionalism as our pathway evolves and progresses!
The 16s have had a very good season, finishing 3rd in their league and runners up in the cup. Throughout the season they have grown in consistency in their performances and demonstrated greater game understanding as individuals and a collective which gives us a good foundation to continue building on next season!
Development Squad (Girls)
Despite the development squad league only being a few months long, in this short time the team came a long way as a collective and started to develop a strong playing identity. In the friendlies that made up the second half of our season it was clear to see good progress had been made in our individual standards as well as team performances. We look forward to continuing to develop players at this important stage of professionalisation in the women’s game.
U18s Boys We were excited to welcome Jon Miller and his staff into the club this season. They joined us about halfway through the season and really helped align our U18s to our men’s first team.
There were a couple of first team training sessions where we had around 10 U18s training with them which resulted in Archie McGonigle and Fraser Middleton-Tozer both getting call ups to the first team.
The season as a whole was one of re-building and providing the boys with a different and unique challenge in their football development. Which here at Lewes FC we value and appreciate the life lessons it will give the boys for their future growth as people and players.
It was a year of change, growth, and alignment across our men’s side of the club and we could not be prouder of where we ended up.
People often look at success as wins over losses and numbers to analyse, but we like to see our young guys handle a really tough coaching change with maturity, leadership, and embrace the difficulties of change together.
We are very proud of the staff, boys, and the future vision of uniting and aligning our youth pathway with our men’s first team.