As part of the move to integrate players at all levels of the club, Poole Town FC have signed a number of last years successful Under 18 players to an expanded First Team squad.
Ollie Balmer, Josh Leslie-Smith and Harvey Wright have all signed for the first team after an outstanding season in which they won the 2016/2017 South West Counties Youth League.
With the advent of the new Player Development Programme, players leaving the Youth ranks have a defined path to the first team. Many of Ollie, Josh and Harveys’ U18 teammates are signed to the Development Squad and also train with the first team, making the transition seamless.
Director of Football, Nick Spetch said “It’s really exciting to see the development of Poole Town youth players. I expect there to be more as the season gets underway as they will be an important ingredient for our team in the future.”
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