The opening trial sessions for Eastbourne Town under-18s have proved a huge hit, according to the Ryman u18s boss Wayne Field and Sussex County League u18 side manager Luciano Del Gaudio.
The ETFC Ryman Youth team plays home games at the Saffrons on Monday evenings, while the Sussex County League Youth side plays on Sunday mornings.
This two-team strategy at u18 level allows those that are unable to meet the demands of one side potentially to be involved with the other.
Ryman boss Field said, “The sessions have been very well attended, and Lucie and I have been impressed by the positive attitude shown by all the boys.”
First team boss Danny Bloor added, “The progression of Max Hollobone (pictured) and Joe Summerbell through our youth set-up and reserve team shows our intent. We are keen to develop local lads as best we can and we are beginning to see the results come through.”