As a club who thrives off our successful youth academy, we’re hoping to welcome back some of our age groups as soon as we get the go-ahead from the JRG & Scottish Government.
Needless to say Hamilton Academical is known for our pathway to professional football and giving ALL of our age groups that opportunity to play and train on the same pitch as the first team.
Speaking with Academy Director George Cairns he reiterated that message: “It’s really important to get back to what we’re good at and developing these youngsters who’ve lost out on a lot of valuable training & match time with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Of course we’ve been providing the boys with training plans and keeping in contact with them with sport science sessions on Zoom, however, nothing quite beats looking out to the New Douglas Park pitch and it’s got various age groups working hard towards that same goal.”
There’s no shortage of names in the first team that have all progressed from the Accies Youth Academy and Cairns believes that will encourage the age groups who can’t currently train to watch the progress of them getting minutes.
“Kyle Munro scored against Livingston on his debut with a fantastic header and that’s exactly the type of moments our youngsters will watch and take encouragement from because ultimately they’ll want a taste of that as well.
“With Brian Easton as Skipper & Scott Mcmann as Vice Captain these are two players who’ve come through the set-up and understand our core values, so they’ve got plenty of inspirations to look up to.”
The Academy Director’s confident that when given the green light the Accies Academy will shine once again.
“Every player & staff member knows how important the Academy means to this club and when given the opportunity to open our doors again to our elite youngsters we will be ready to get back to business.”