Young Guns Go For It....

Written by Andrew Madaras.

DTFC under 18s above.

DTFC Under 16s above.

With apologies to the late George Michael and any Wham fans for stealing the title of the 1982 classic, Sunday afternoon saw Tyler Dunnell’s aspiring young titans take on Wayne Upton’s youthful charges in an enthralling clash which ended 7 -3 in favour of the younger team. Free admission, good company and 10 goals to admire, not much wrong in the DTFC Youth Section, that’s for sure. While Marcelo Biesla sends his spies into the undergrowth surrounding opposing teams training camps, anyone remotely interested in the progression of two sides of very promising young footballers needs to do no more than visit the splendid 3g surface at Beds FA on Skimpot Lane to see Wayne put his players through their paces while Tyler does the same at Creasey Park HQ. I’ve been fortunate enough to see both teams train but up until Sunday, a competitive fixture had missed the secretarial calender. When I was told this game was taking place I made sure that my diary was free so I could go and see first-hand just how good two of our Youth Section teams are. Neither side disappointed me. Both played some lovely free flowing, pass and move football, and both sides were a credit to their coaches and to the Club as a whole. The excellent coaching these young lads get is truly first class and of a high standard. A Special mention has to go to Godlove from the U 16’s who bagged four goals in the afternoon including a seven minute hat trick mid -way through the second half. His finishing was clinical but he was well supported by many of his colleagues who all played exceptionally well. For the U 18’s Ryan Lincoln got a brace but bagging rights for the time being belong to Wayne & his U 16’s side. The match was refereed by the Club’s Press Officer, Steve Lewington, who volunteered his services as the appointed referee didn’t show up. It’s very reassuring to know that the pathway model has been embraced fully by both these coaches and a bright future beckons for not only many of the players who played on Sunday, but also for the Club, who will be able to nurture and harness this emerging talent. A final word of thanks to Tyler & Vince Dunnell and to Wayne Upton for giving up so much of their time to get these lads to the standards they’re at now & of course to all the other DTFC Youth Section coaches and managers who give equal amounts of their time to ensure we have a ready supply of young, talented players coming through. 

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through its annually elected Club Officers, constituting the Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.