St Albans City Youth official launch new deaf team

St Albans City youth coach David Wray, community coach Jack Swann and St Albans City youth deaf coac

St Albans City youth coach David Wray, community coach Jack Swann and St Albans City youth deaf coach Pete Bishop - Credit: Archant

St Albans City Youth has officially expanded the club to include a deaf team.

St Albans City Youth Deaf FC, formerly Bricket Wood Deaf FC, launched on Saturday with a match at Clarence Park against the club’s disability team. The club’s newest recruits rose to the occasion to win 3-0, with goals from Sam Haldane, Kevin Walker and an own goal.

Pete Bishop, the managing director of the new deaf team, said: “I would like to thank Dave Wray [general manager] and everyone at St Albans City Youth FC. By going into partnership it will allow us to progress.”

Wray added: “We would like to thank everyone at St Albans City FC for the use of the facilities at Clarence Park and providing us with a new team kit. The lads appreciate the opportunity and the chance of playing in the same kit as the St Albans City first team next season.

“This type of work forms part of St Albans City Youth working in the community.”

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The new team will play in the Herts Border Church League next season and is on the lookout for new players and a manager. For more information, contact Bishop on or 07788110114.

City Youth is supported by a grant from the Premier League and the Professional Fooballers’ Association via The Conference League Trust. For more information about its work in the community, visit the club website.

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