AFC Sudbury are pleased to announce that Head of Education at our Academy Dave Cannon is to join the 1st team coaching staff alongside the day to day development of youngsters in our academy. Dave has been an integral part of the successes that Danny Laws’ Scholars have achieved since its formation 4 years ago. As we continue to set the standard as well as look to develop through great usage of technology our manager Mark Morsley was very keen to further enhance the structure of the club.
He commented “adding Dave is a hugely positive move for our club and from a personal point of view he will enhance an already very strong management team. As we begin to further develop video technology and individual player analysis, his input will be profound.
Morsley continued “we as a club will never stand still in our relentless pursuit of success. We will be always looking for ways to improve through the grounding our Academy elite program offers young men at the age of 16. We firmly believe that Tyler French joining Bradford City’s 1st team squad after coming through Academy and 1st team will not be a surprise it’ll become a regular occurrence for our top performers.”
Commenting on his appointment Cannon said, “from inception of our academy our remit has been to grow our own first team. This role strengthens that pathway from academy to first team - and I can’t wait to get started”.
In addition to the further expansion of the Academy with the establishment of the Ladies section and our Academy partners at Little Oakley, we are totally committed to being the premier place in the development, education and progression of young people.
We are also now working with recently retired Paul Hayes who is now working as a Football Agent. Paul will be advising, mentoring and where necessary representing our Scholars. With so many young players receiving questionable advice, we have realised that this is another important responsibility we take on board using a hugely experienced individual.
Ross Crane has left AFC Sudbury. The lad, his family and his representatives felt his development would be better elsewhere. Although a disappointment and difficult to agree with, we wish him all the best