Welwyn Garden City U18s excited about forthcoming campaign

PUBLISHED: 08:59 31 August 2015

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U18s manager Stuart Johnson is excited about his team joining Welwyn Garden City FC and the season ahead.

The side who have represented Welwyn Pegasus and, last season, Codicote have now linked up with the Citizens.

Johnson said: “We are going into the Midweek Floodlit League U18s and really excited to be with WGC and playing at Herns Lane.

“Hopefully some of these boys can show Adam [Fisher, first team manager] they are worthy of pushing on and hopfully be involved somewhere along the

line in the first team.

“We have a really good squad of players.”

Goalkeeper Marcus Bourne has already had a taste of first team action coming off the bench for City in a pre-season game, while Nathan Dimmock has made his league debut for the senior side.

During pre-season the U18s were joined by WGC FC strength and conditioning coach Andrew Wiseman for a training session.

Four of the players wore the Playertek technology to measure their performance.

Johnson added: “It’s very professional, it’s what the pros do, it shows the data, how hard they are working and what they can improve on.

“We’re really excited about it and pleased Andy is down here doing it with us.

“It’s fantastic for the boys as well as it mixes it up with the standard stuff and we’re all looking forward to seeing the results.”

WGC U18s begin their Midweek Floodlight League Olympian Division campaign on Thursday (September 3) away to Cockfosters.

Their first home league game is October 1 against St Margaretsbury.

They are also in the FA Youth Cup and have been handed a home preliminary round tie with Enfield Town. The match will take place on September 8.


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