Junior football

Spalding United youth section looking for land to build new base

Spalding United’s popular youth section wants to build a home of its own in the town. The Tulips are trying to find about five acres of land to develop for its growing junior set-up. About 200 youngsters are currently involved across its 12 teams and the move is seen as the next sensible step towards growing the junior side of ...

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Tulips’ academy boasts top class coaches

With the new football season rapidly approaching Spalding United are offering the younger generation the ideal opportunity to get into the swing of things by taking part in their first ever three-day Summer Soccer Academy. The event is being led by the club’s leading marksman Andrew Tidswell and first team assistant manager, former Peterborough United and Everton star Marcus Ebdon, ...

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Open Holbeach United trials next week

Holbeach United Community Sports Academy are holding football trials next week. Trials will be at the University Academy Holbeach (formerly George Farmer)playing fields on Monday and Tuesday (6-8pm). They are for those interested in playing for Holbeach’s thriving and successful youth section next season. Those children interested in playing at under-10, under-11, under-12, under-13 and under-14 (school years five to ...

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Holbeach sports academy construction to start in June

  A proposed sports academy in Holbeach has received a £340,000 grant and could be built by the end of the year. Kings Academy, as it will be known, will comprise five grass pitches, four changing rooms, an officials’ room, kitchen and community hall. Holbeach United Football Club has always had a thriving youth section and this project – started ...

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Tidswell Talk: Encourage our kids early on – or we’ll pay the price

By Andrew Tidswell Columnist for The Spalding and South Holland Voice A lot gets said about the English system when it comes to developing home grown talent in the football industry. Over the last three years I have worked and coached in Cambridge United’s youth academy and I have been fortunate enough to not only watch, but compete against, the ...

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Tidswell Talk: When did children stop practicing at the park?

By Voice columnist Andrew Tidswell Are playing fields and parks a thing of the past? As I drive or walk past playing fields and parks, the one thing strikes me now is that that they are all deserted. As a youngster growing up, I would race home from school, get changed and take my ball down to my local park ...

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