But Jordan King, Boys’ Football Development Manager for the age group, is more enthused with the way the team have got their results:
“We always measure success away from just scorelines.
“It’s their work rate and willingness to battle for each other, that has been so impressive. They’ve all been able to cope with the challenges of playing older, physically stronger opponents, and it’s resulted in an extremely effective and mature style of play.
“Our aim as a football department is to give our players the best opportunities for progression into senior football, and this season has been invaluable in that regard.”
Indeed, the future looks bright.
Eleven members of the team will be joining the Foundation’s Football & Education programme for the upcoming 2019/20 academic year this September.
There, they’ll get to continue their football development and represent the club on a national scale against equivalent sides from across the Premier League/Football League, while gaining a number of educational qualifications.
One teammate who won’t be joining them is defender Sam Johnson. Released from Norwich City FC’s Academy earlier this season, he was given some invaluable match experience with CSF Canaries and has now earned himself a contract with League One side Oxford United FC.
Off the field, the support of Anglia Chiropractic this season has been vital – not only do they sponsor the team, but they’ve provided physio, massage and rehab services for the players. Thank you for their generous support.