Former BWB captain Joe Porton made his debut for Bristol City’s U23 team last week. Playing a strong Sheffield united side, Joe played in his familiar midfield role but could not prevent the Robins losing 4 – 0. Nevertheless, it was a good experience for the Welsh youth international, and we hope to see him get more chances in the coming future.
Former Bath Schools player Evander Grubb has been signed by Huddersfield Town. Still only 16, Evander Grubb impressed the coaches at Huddersfield Town following his move from Bristol Manor Farm.
The 16-year-old was released by Bristol Rovers last year, but after an impressive start to the season in non-league at The Creek he found his way back into the professional game, earning a two-year scholarship with Championship Huddersfield following a trial.
Evander, from Radstock, made headlines in September after becoming the youngest scorer in the history of the FA Cup, netting a brace for Manor Farm in a 5-1 win over Cadbury Heath in the preliminary round. At 16 years and 54 days old, he beat the previous record by nine days.
Evander was always very slight, but always very lively and creative. In the Scharr Nations Cup in Stuttgart he managed to take Bayern munich apart 🙂 I am sure he will continue in the same spirit further north. We wish him all of the best.
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Following months of preparation, the Bath International Cup has now ended with Rayo Vallecano once again taking the role of champions with some scintillating performances with Reading a close 2nd having only conceded the one goal!
Many thanks to Lisa Pigot and her team at the premier League for the meticulous organisation and planning. Also thanks to our young referees who braced all weathers, and to the legion of parents who worked alongside Ray Li’s catering firm to provide the boys and spectators with excellent nourishment throughout.
Well done to all coaches and players, it was a fantastic weekend and we hope to see you again in the near future. Safe journey home.
Friendly games continued in preparation for the start of the tournament. We played BK Hacken and Zenit and also trialled the player/coach communication system which worked well. With good performances under our belt we then turned our attentions to preparing for the Monday’s events. A good team discussion at the club house and an early night set us up for two wins on the Monday with the 13s playing at the Heden arena.
The highlight o the day was undoubtedly the Opening ceremony during which the Surfs carried the St George’s flag around the stadium. In front of a crowd of 55,000, the 29 boys clustered together around and strolled around the stadium waving at the cheering public – only the Welsh did not cheer! It was a levelly experience for all so thanks to Gothia for selecting our boys.
A number of boys made a journey to the south coast at the weekend where they were hosted by AFC Bournemouth for games. Both games were competitive and our surfs did the region proud with two solid performances. Most pleasing was that teams with boys from mixed age groups were able to seamlessly slot in alongside each other and play with the same philosophy and energy to good effect. Well done chaps and thanks to all the parents who made the journey.