BSC News Bulletin (issue 1, 25th July)
BSC Glasgow: We KO our first professional game on Saturday 2nd August. All children at the club are officially season tickets holders and are entitled to attend home games. Children under 12 must attend with an adult. Adults pay £7 to get in and they can also buy a great value season tick for £80. All fixtures and Team information will be on the BSC website (www.bscglasgow.co.uk)
Good luck to BSC Glasgow on 2nd August and for the whole season, remember this is your Team. Forget the rest BSC are the Best!
Member Registration Nights. We will hold two registration nights for all members (and new members) to pay fees, order kit or hand in direct debit forms
Tuesday 5th and Tuesday 12th August 6pm to 8pm
West of Scotland cricket club in Partick
NB all standing orders will cease to operate so you need to complete a direct debit form for the coming year.
£40 or £50 Kit Deal; The kit deal runs until the end of August. We are advising people that the deal (which includes a track suit and training kit) can now be ordered online through the Club website. However most people seem to prefer to go directly to our supplier PSL in Hillington as they can try on the kit, get it badged up and walk away with it there and then!
Regional Player Development Scheme
BSC Glasgow is a new professional team in the new 5th tier of Scottish Football called the Lowland League. This is a new pyramid system allowing teams to gain promotion all the way to the Premier League. Our ambition is to reach the highest level of Scottish football. To meet this ambition we need to create a successful youth development programme.
We believe that talented young players will develop better in a system where they can receive the benefits of playing with better players in our Academy while enjoying the benefits of staying with their peers in local youth teams. It’s not a new idea, it’s how football used to be when Scotland produced world class players like Kenny Dalglish. This is also a philosophy you see in European countries like Holland where youth players must stay with their local team and the best of these join regional training programmes. This stops the giant clubs getting all the best players and we can see the benefits of this system with the less fashionable clubs sharing the trophies on a regular basis.
In addition we intend to work with partner teams will embrace our philosophy. The system will involve;
Selected players will take part in elite training sessions in addition to their own Club training sessions. This will be weekly on Friday evenings.
The Academy teams will play in matches as well as continuing to play for their own team at Youth level. This will be on a Sunday afternoon.
There will be 3 x Sports camps per year during the school holidays (Summer, Easter & Christmas).
Academy players will be monitored by a Sports medicine team that will include nutritional guidance and physiotherapy input when required.
From 16 years of age the Academy players will become available to sign for BSC Glasgow youth team although it may be decided that they will continue with their youth team as before.
The intention for BSC will be to push young players into the first team and under 21s at the earliest opportunity.
BSC Glasgow will be looking to market players to professional clubs in England, Europe and the SPL. This is an approach undertaken at the Gheorghie Hadji Academy in Romania where in the last 5 years from a standing start they have placed 20 players in Europe’s top professional leagues. This is something that inspires us and we hope will inspire you.
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