FC Halifax Town: Wild says youth team's cup success is culmination of three years' hard work

Town boss Pete Wild says the youth team's cup success is a reflection of the hard work the club has put in over the last three years.

By Tom Scargill
Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 9:22 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 9:25 am

"When I came to the football club, I wanted to make sure it was a one team mentality, and there was a pathway for the young players, and that youth had a chance here," Wild said.

"And I think what you see now is three years of hard work from the youth team and the football club.

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Pete Wild. Photo: Marcus Branston

"We've had three of the youth team training with us this week, as they do every week with different players.

"(The cup win) is fantastic for them, I'm dead pleased for them, against a team that was basically a year older than them as well. They were all third years and we were all first and second years, so that makes the achievement even more special."

Wild says the futures of those coming to the end of their time on the youth team programme will be decided soon.

"The reason why we have them train with us is so that we can accelerate their development, so we can them in our environment, see if they've got the potential to make the step-up," he said.

"In the next week or two we'll be making decisions on the second years and deciding who's got a chance and who will be offered a pro contract, so that process is already ongoing, and has been throughout the season."

Read more from Wild on the Courier website later this week and in Thursday's Halifax Courier.