AFC Brooklands at St Georges Park
AFC Brooklands profile was raised at the weekend when Peter Croucher and Jez Taylor visited the new FA facility at Burton.
The visit was prompted by AFC Brooklands coach and Football Development Officer, Peter Croucher, being awarded the FA/McDonalds Community Awards Regional Coach 2012 for the South East of England. This in turn meant an invite to an assessment weekend at St Georges Park, the new FA National Football Centre to select a National Community Coach for 2012 from the seven Regional Finalists
Along with the seven other regional award winners the coaches and their guests enjoyed all the facilities on offer at the on site Hilton Hotel, enjoyed a dinner on Saturday evening hosted by Les Howie, Head of Grassroots football at the FA and Stuart Pearce, current England U21 Coach.
Sunday saw each coach deliver a 30 minutes session under the watchful eye of senior FA Coaching staff, Ray Wilkins, Les Howie and Eric Harrison, Man Utd Youth coach responsible for discovering Fergies Fledgling Beckham, Scoles and the Nevilles… so no pressure!!!!!
Winner due to be announced in the next few days…