Two young female footballers who have enjoyed coaching from our Colchester United Football in the Community team have now progressed onto the Essex Regional Talent Centre.
The girls have benefitted from the work put in by our community coaches and will now get the chance to show their talents at a regional level.
Sienna became involved with Colchester United Football in the Community aged 6. She joined our Wildcats programme, having never played any type of football before. During the first term, Sienna demonstrated a high ability in possession of the ball and had a strong understanding of the game.
As our Girls programme has progressed, we have introduced a Girls only Development Centre, which Sienna was selected for. In the time she has been with the Development Centre, her progress has been evident and she has been a key player in our team.
Her technique and knowledge of the game has developed massively, preparing her nicely for the next step up the ladder into Essex RTC.
Ayomide Junaid, began playing football at the age of 5 in Florida. When she moved to England, she attended our Wildcats programme aged 7. Ayomide progressed quickly into the newly formed Development Centre.
During her time in Development Centre, she constantly showed great creativity and composure in possession, she likens herself to her favourite player Messi!
This saw Ayomide progress further into the Essex Regional Talent Squad where she signed a contract for the 2018/19 season.
Ayomide follows in her big sisters footsteps who also obtained an Essex contract last year from our Development Centre programme, both sisters will be representing Essex RTC for their ages groups for 2018/2019 season.
We are extremely proud that both girls have been offered a place in the Essex Regional Talent Centre for 2018/2019 season and we are very excited for both the girls future.
We wish them all the very best of luck in their football careers and they will both be greatly missed.
Congratulations Sienna and Ayomide on your contracts with Essex RTC for the 2018/19 season.