Morecambe FC celebrated its annual ‘Academy Day’ at Saturday’s home clash with Northampton Town.
Young players from the youth set-up were invited to bring their families to Globe Arena to support the first team and experience the match day atmosphere. Academy Day was intended to highlight the work of the youth department; showing supporters how much the youth system has developed and just how many boys now train and represent the club on a regular basis.
Age groups from Under 7s to Under 18s were in attendance and together with their coaching staff, were presented to the Shrimps’ supporters at half-time; taking a lap around the pitch.
Head of Youth Stewart Drummond was delighted to bring the club’s young talent to the Globe, “We’ve had a great response to Academy Day and the boys really enjoyed the experience.
“As we play and train at other venues, it’s important to create opportunities like this to bring the young players to Globe Arena and show them what we’re about as a club.
“Since we progressed to Category 3 Academy status in 2017, we are now working with age groups from Under 7s to Under 18s, which is around 150 players. That’s a considerable commitment from the club in terms of youth development and I think it brings it home to supporters just how big an operation it is, when they see the players out on the pitch in front of them.
“I’d like to thank the supporters for making the boys so welcome and to everyone at the club, who helped make the day a success.”