Sheffield FC - Scholars head to Spain

23rd January 2019

Sheffield FC's Maltby Academy Scholarship will be heading out to sunny climes in March, as they set off for a Spring Residential Tour to Pinitar, Murcia in Spain, where they will aim to develop even further as a group of players.

The tour - organised by GB Sports Tours, a North-East based Company Specialising in Overseas Sports Tours - aims to provide our Scholars with an opportunity to play abroad. It will be a great learning experience and an important tool in their development, giving them an understanding of the requirements needed to play football in a different style and culture. The squad comprising of 22 players will benefit from the coaching experience of Sheffield FC's First Team Assistant Manager, Russ Eagle, who will be making the trip along with Maltby Academy members Matt Higgins and Principal Chris Eccles, and will play three Friendly Fixtures versus local opposition at Pinatar Arena Football Center. In addition to the fixtures the Scholars will have Training Sessions at Pinatar Arena Football Center, as well as full access to Fitness Centre and Spa Facilities at Pinatar Arena Football Center, hopefully completing a memorable character building experience for our future stars. The tour starts on 9th March, until 12th March 2019. About Sheffield FC In the year of 1857 William Prest and Nathaniel Creswick founded the first football club in the world. Two pioneers, that developed new rules and laws for a game to play with friends of all ages in the community. Early both gentlemen saw the power of football to connect people with grace, happiness and respect for one another. Starting with the inventions of 1857, football became a strong social and emotional basement for the citizens of Sheffield - and is today the world's greatest game. Throughout history, our club Sheffield FC has always played football at amateur level. When the first professional league was founded in 1885, the club wasn't strong enough to compete with the newly formed and paid pro-teams and so decided to set up the first official amateur competition in football. Being proud of our status as true amateur club, we have developed a grass roots environment with more than 12 teams from an under 14 girls' team to over 35 and Ex Sheffield Players a place for every football enthusiast, living within the region of Sheffield. To preserve our heritage and the nature of football, our club has founded its own foundation in 2010. Therewith the club will never invest in future players, but in different local and global projects to spread the true values of the game: Integrity, Respect and Community. Yours in Football, Sheffield FC

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