Bostik Premier: Wingate & Finchley looking to unearth latest non-league gems at summer trials
PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 April 2018
The Blues have built up a reputation for developing young players over the last couple of years
Wingate & Finchley FC are offering trials to kids from under-sevens to under-16s level, in a bid to find and nurture the next generation of young footballing talent.
The Bostik Premier club is continuing to grow its youth structure to provide chances for gifted players of all ages to develop.
Two of the current under-15s squad have recently been on trial with Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers, and several youth players have been given first-team opportunities this season.
Wingate’s under-23s won their league title earlier this month and many former Blues players and staff have built up a successful career in the game.
Colchester United’s Kane Vincent Young and Wycombe Wanderers’s Scott Kashket both came through the youth programme at Summers Lane before signing for pro teams.
The latest players moving to a higher level are ex-youth graduate Spencer McCall, who is now playing in the National League South with Hemel Hempstead Town and former West Ham United academy graduate Nathan Mavila, who joined Leyton Orient earlier this season.
Ex-Woking manager Antony Limbrick worked at Southampton and West Ham academies after learning his trade at the Blues, while Michael Stone progressed to coach at international level with South Korea.
Not only does Wingate boast an impressive stadium pitch, managed by Isthmian Groundsman of Year and former youth player Andy Ward, but also a new state of the art training ground facility, opened this season in a ceremony attended by Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks, as well as broadcasters Alan Smith and Geoff Shreeves.
Trials will take place on Sunday May 5 and Monday May 7 at the club’s Maurice Rebak Stadium, Summers Lane, N12 0PD. More information and the registration form can be found on the club’s official website (www.wingatefinchley.com/trials).