Under 18’s Development team – Player Pathway

May 28, 2024

“𝗟𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻”

As the official charity of Peterhead Football Club, one of our key strategic elements of is to build the community club culture and to nurture the talents of aspiring young players and create positive pathways for their development.

The community club approach will build on previous collaboration between the football clubs in the town, so that we can support the development of players either boys or girls to reach their potential.

One of the issues that was identified early was that there was a lack of opportunities for young players aged 16 to 19 to continue pursuing their dreams of reaching their potential.

It was agreed to further support the player development plan of Peterhead Boys Club and an Under 18 development team will provide a key stepping stone for player development whether their playing career continues in the Juniors, Highland league or progress to the Peterhead FC First team squad.

The Foundation and Peterhead FC have therefore supported the successful application by Buchanhaven Hearts to join the Highland Football league Under 18 development league and Peterhead FC will provide coaching support and has made Balmoor Stadium available for the Under 18’s to play their home fixtures.

💬“Supporting the Under 18 development team will provide further opportunities in terms of player development and coach development and aligns with our strategic aims for our wider social and health related projects.

The football development committee has made great progress over the last two months and this strategic partnership is designed to leverage the power of football to effect positive change in our community” – Gavin Mundie, Chairperson of the Peterhead FC Community Foundation

💬“The formation of this development team has been in the pipeline for some time and a lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes to bring this to fruition. I would like to thank all those on the committee for the time and dedication that has gone in to providing this opportunity for young players in the area and we are all excited to see young, local talent play at Balmoor while supported by PFC and our coaching staff” – Rodger Morrison, Chairman of Peterhead Football Club

💬“It’s great news to finally announce a youth team linked to Peterhead FC. The news is great for our community and our youth providing excellent opportunities. The youth team will also carve a pathway to train and develop with the 1st team. It’s essential we as a club have the platform to put eyes on local talent from a young age as opposed to our local rivals and this project does that.” Ryan Strachan, PFC Management Team

There will be 3 open trials sessions, the first of which will be on the 10th of June at Raemoss Park, more information to follow.