Junior football

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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