Under-21 success bodes well for Albion Sports

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Under-21 success bodes well for Albion Sports Under-21 success bodes well for Albion Sports

Albion Sports’ future looks bright as the club’s junior teams continue to bring players through to the first-team squad.

The club has 12 different age sections and the eldest are proving to be a good crop as junior secretary Ravinder Dharni explained.

“We won the West Riding County FA Under-21s Floodlit League (Western Division) this season at the first time of asking.

“Some of the lads are already in the first-team squad. Our captain Jaskaran Singh has gone through and already scored on his full debut but there are another four or five with the potential to get in the senior side before the season ends.”

Dharni, who helps coach Sanj Singh run the Under-21s, added: “Our season has finished but we were unbeaten in the league and only lost one cup game. But we are building up to pre-season now and we will be playing friendly games and looking to get involved in tournaments.

“A lot of the team that won the league have come up through the ranks and many of them are still young enough to play in the Under-17s. We want to bring the lads in as soon as they are ready for it because it gets them used to open-age football and gives them valuable experience.

“We have 12 junior teams and all of them play at Woodhall, except the Under-21s, who have played at various places.

“Our main aim is to bring lads through for the Abion first team but when players get of an age they go out and play in good leagues for other clubs. But most of them come back here after gaining the experience because they like the club.”

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