17th Jul, 2019

Trials on Tuesday as Coventry Sphinx's youth team look to build on recent promotion

Ben Tyler 28th Jun, 2019 Updated: 28th Jun, 2019

COVENTRY Sphinx’s youth team manager Dave Bull believes his side will develop enormously next season, after the club celebrated the news of their promotion to the Premier Division North.

The announcement came at the Midland Floodlit Youth League annual general meeting, where the club were told of their promotion after a season in which Sphinx finished runners up in the MFYL Eastern Division.

They achieved second place in style, with emphatic performances from the likes of T’ahje Smith, Alex Pearson, Owen Gorman and the prolific Dan Kelly – who fired 35 goals alone.

Bull said that the promotion was earned as part of a team effort from all involved at the club, and now expects Sphinx to kick on next term.

“The squad I had last season were a credit to themselves and the football club,” he said.

“Promotion to the Premier Division will only improve the players further as they now take on the best teams in the Midlands.

“My assistants Martelle Pearson and Lee Moore more than played their part in the success of last season and I cannot thank them enough for their dedication and support.”

Such is the progress of the club’s youth system, five players have signed first team forms for 2019/20, whilst a number of the youth squad were brought into the first team last season.

The club are always looking to add to their youth ranks, and are holding a trials session on Tuesday (July 2) at Sphinx Drive (CV3 1WA).

Interested players should email the club’s secretary, Sharon Taylor, with their name, date of birth, football history and preferred position to sharon@coventrysphinx.co.uk

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