ACADEMIES are a vital part of Moreton Bay United’s development program for young players.
Each season we run additional weekly sessions in line with school terms. Registrations are now open for our Term 2 Academy.
While improving skills, the academies can also be a gateway for young players to join our NPL Queensland teams, as technical director Matt Poole, pictured below, explains.
"There are two main aims of the academy,” said Matt, “First, we want to provide players outside the SAP program the opportunity to undertake an extra session a week under the eye of our coaches.
“Second, it allows us great talent ID opportunities as we look towards SAP and NPL U13 trials later in the year.
“For our 2020 U9 SAP team, all 10 players selected were part of the 2019 MBU Academy. In addition to this, four academy players gained selection in the MBU SAP teams in other age-groups for 2020.
“Players from all clubs who are playing at the required level are more than welcome to join.”
The Term 2 Academy is open to Under 8-Under 12 players. In Under 8 all playing levels are welcome. Under 9-12 is for those playing at Komodo, Cross River and BYPL levels.
“As an NPL and SAP club we want to work with clubs in our region and strengthen relationships with the community. The academy is a great way to do this,” said Matt.
Jets' Academy coaches this term include four players from our NPL Men’s team.
Declan Smith is one of the league’s top strikers and Bertrum Speirs one of the youngest goalkeepers. Both rose through the junior ranks to be members of the senior squad.
Rhys Gwynn-Jones has been with Jets for four years and has cemented his place in the Jets' defence, while Jackson Courtney-Perkins joined us last season and was named as one of five NPL Players of the Month for February.
For more on the Term 2 Academy visit moretonbayunited.com/carnivals-clinics