Under 21s Team
The United in the Community/Boston United Football Club Under under-21s team was created at the start of the 2014-2015 season, replacing the clubs previous reserve side.
The 21s team acts as a natural development pathway and link for the Pilgrims youth team through to the first team, and the development side is part of all elite player performance plans within clubs following the EPPP scheme. The aim of the under-21s is to integrate the clubs youth players into competitive adult football along with trialists to provide the ultimate goal of players into the first team squad in a structured environment. A great example is Goalkeeper Jason Alexander who has graduated to signing a contract with the first team.
Prospective players commit to regular training and development sessions, as well as competing in fixtures. The squad will be supplemented by United first team players as appropriate and certain training sessions take place alongside the first team.
Over the 2015-2016 season, United in the Community and Boston United’s involvement in under-21s development football has an exciting new feel. After introducing the under-21s concept in 2014-2015, a new League to take part in 2015-16 will refresh the set-up even further. This first season saw the 21s play a series of development friendlies with trialists and fringe first team players.
The Under 21s are now playing in the new Lincolnshire FA Under-21s Development League and League cup competitions — as well as playing fixtures against other National League and Football League sides throughout the season.
The team is currently overseen by Lewis Thorogood with UEFA B Licence coach Graham Almond joining him in a coaching role.
If you are a prospective under 21s player or have any question about the Under 21s team, please contact Lewis Thorogood on firstname.lastname@example.org.