Our trip to Perth to play Jeanfield Swifts this week was an extra special trip for one young player.
With two of our regular first team midfielders unavailable for the match, manager Gordon Herd turned to our under 19’s squad for a back up option. So, Keir Young became the first under 19 player to join the first team in a competitive match. He’s pictured here proudly wearing our away kit prior to the match. Whilst in the end his services weren’t required in the 90 minutes, the experience of being on the bench and getting involved in match day preparations will help Keir considerably.
Keir’s call up evidences the possibilities of the pathway within the Camelon Juniors family of clubs. We have our current set up with under 16’s, under 17’s, under 19’s, plus our first team. We’ve already announced that we’ll have an amateur team from next season and discussions are ongoing for more younger options as well. But none of these teams stand in isolation. They are all part of the big picture to enable young football players to grow, develop and to see possibilities for their career progression within the Camelon Juniors family.
This season has been one of reshaping for the future. Next season is going to be awesome! Watch this space for more….