The UKFF Director of Football, Ewemade Orobator has completed the review that has been designed to take UKFF to the next level warning League and Cup success above the main objective will mean “abject failure”.
Headline changes include:
• Increased emphasis on progressing players to semi pro/pro level. This includes more matches via the UKFF EDS structure.
• Launch of new Education Structure to offer learning & employment opportunities for club members.
• Formal Links to be established with Glenthorne Academy – an OFSTED rated “outstanding” 6th form.
• New Talent Assessment structure set up to replace the Reserve Team
• Progression of youth players to recognised coaching and leadership qualifications.
Explaining the new approach, Ewemade explained ” We had a magnificent season last year and this season is about laying the foundations for long term success against our main objective -progressing players. We are grateful that award winning chartered standard organisations like Bedhead FC Guy Mascolo Football Charity share our vision and will work further with us. Leading councils like Wandsworth Council pledging to work with us and our partners to establish an education base that opens up learning and apprenticeship type opportunities. Or to establish a relationship with Glenthorne Academy as a formal partner to offer 6th form places at an outstanding centre for players who want to receive an excellent 6th form education. Plus we will be working closely with Division 8 set ups like Guildford City to progress our players. ”
Details on the new talent assessment structure will be announced shortly which will emphasis the robustness and emphasis of the new look UKFF.
Ewemade concluded ” As we stated previously, to retain a first class Manager like Theo Scott gives us the basis to build for the future with younger players who are hungry for opportunities on and off the field. To win the League or cups and not progress our young players or not to provide new youth centred opportunities to progress through football will mean it will be a season of abject failure.”