Corsham Town FC
Corsham Town FC
Founded: 1884

Date Added 21/07/2017

Firstly, I would like to thank Royal Wootton Bassett for last Saturday’s game. They gave us a tough challenge for our 1st pre-season game and they were slightly ahead of us in terms of sharpness and playing style because it was their 3rd game. Our players showed tremendous effort and were unfortunate to lose in the final minute. It was a pleasing start for my first time in the dugout, as manager, with glimpses of what the players are capable of.

 

I must also thank AFC Corsham under 18s for the friendly against our reserves. They were a credit to the club and their coaches Jamie Holland and Dave Leask. They kept going for the whole match and there was a lot of promising talent on show. It was a good event as part of our journey to building a long-lasting relationship between AFC Corsham and Corsham Town. With the Western League fixtures now released we can start to schedule the younger AFC Corsham squads for their Southbank training and matchday experience, when the First Team are at home.

 

In collaboration with the AFC Corsham coaches we feel that the time is right for Corsham Town to create an under 18s side that can offer an opportunity for youngsters in the AFC Corsham u16, u17 and u18 sides to train and play at The Southbank. The Corsham Town under 18 squad will provide local players with more game time during the season and offer a stepping stone into the Reserves and First Team, aiding the transition from junior football to senior football. More news on this will follow soon.

 

On to tomorrow’s game: we extend a warm welcome to two Abergavenny Town sides and a coach-load of supporters for a day of football that we have eagerly anticipated since the start of pre-season.

 

We will be putting out two very strong squads and I am looking for high intensity from each individual, with the main objective being the physical return and improvement of match fitness as we edge closer to our first competitive fixture. We will also see 16 year-old Ben Selman make his debut for the 1st team, a playmaker with huge potential that we will help develop in to the best he can be.

 

Following the matches we are looking forward to holding our first player social in the clubhouse. This will be a regular occurrence as we look to bring the group closer together off the pitch so they fight harder for each other on it and enjoy the time they share together on matchdays.

 

This week in training the squad is really starting to take shape; with good competition for places the players are pushing each other to be better and we still have a number of players that are absent through holiday. My staff and I are excited for what will be on display this Saturday because we are starting to see our ideas appear in the way they are playing. If we can keep the group together then the future at The Southbank is looking very bright.

 

Jamie Harrison