The UWE and Almondsbury have joined forces and are now called Almondsbury UWE FC. This new partnership is going to enhance many competitive chances for both teams and will improve the access to new coaching chances for students at UWE who want to progress in the field of football.
Alex Isaac, the head of sport at UWE, is quite excited at all the potential benefits of this partnership. He said that joining forces is going to increase the sporting profile for football in UWE and offers students additional opportunities for playing outside the competitive framework at the University of regional non-leagues.
The main intention at the University and the club is to work on long-term relationships and the larger sports development aspects like talent identification and coach and player development. The students of UWE already get to work with ex Cardiff City FC’s Mel Davies but they will now get to train with Almondsbury’s coaches and junior teams to hone their skills.
Mike Blessing, the Chairman at Almondsbury UWE said that the future looks very exciting and is going to add both strength and depth to the senior side while the coaching level at the club. The partnership will help the club get closer to their goal of having a great development programme for youth all the way to senior football and will ultimately help them get to the FA Community Charter Standard.
Danny Phillips, the head coach for Almondsbury and UWE said that the partnership is something they’ve been trying to achieve for many years. The team has some good players and has played in many Western League friendlies and won all of them. This is quite an exciting development for all parties involved and both teams should easily complement each other when it comes to structure and gameplay.