A selection of players from the Under-9s and Under-10s teams from Brechin City Youths Football Club recently enjoyed a training session with Arty and Eddie Gray, coaches of Brechin City’s Under 19s team, assisted by some of the playing squad.
Lynne Duncan, secretary of BCYFC, said: “We are delighted that Brechin City FC have provided this opportunity to improve the links between our Clubs.
“Learning from the experience and knowledge of the Brechin City coaches can only bring huge benefits for the large number of youth footballers and our coaching staff.
“It has created a great deal of excitement amongst our players and coaches.”
Under-10s manager, Clark Renilson, added: “As soon as I told the boys they couldn’t hide their delight.
“It’s great to see the club being involved with the youth of the town who love their football as they will be the ones standing on the terraces in future.”
Brechin City’s Arty and Eddie Gray coach the club’s youth team who compete in the 25-team Under-19s League along with senior SFL teams from across Scotland.
They’ve had an incredibly successful start to the season with five wins and a draw in their first seven games.
Commenting on the joint training session, City chairman Ken Ferguson said: “ It was a great sight to see so many youths enjoying themselves at Glebe Park at the Saturday morning training session.
“It reminded me of a comment I recently heard whereby an elderly gent was reminiscing about his Saturday mornings when he kicked a ball about all morning, whereas now you are encouraged to sit around and watch TV cookery programmes.
“This shows the importance of someone organising activities such as this training session.
“Brechin City Youths are such a vital organisation in the town as they encourage so many youngsters to get away from the computer/tv screens and out on the park.
“Brechin City FC are pleased to assist in anyway we can with their excellent work.”