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Academy Day at Watford Football Club - Development Squad

Academy Day at Watford Football Club

The annual showcase for the WFC Academy players was held on Saturday 24th February at the WFC v Everton match and players from The Harefield Academy Development Squad were there too. Head Football Coach at The Harefield Academy, Phil Gridelet said: "I believe that it is important to develop the whole player, which is the focus of our football programme at The Harefield Academy. My sessions are aimed at improving the technical and tactical abilities of players so that they have the skills and intelligence on the pitch. I act as a mentor to all the students, ensuring they have a balance of football and education and giving them guidance on pathways within the game."

If you are interested in applying for 2018/19 please complete and return the application form from our website and contact Kelly Hillier at The Academy for more information

Ex-Harefield Academy students include:

Britt Assombalonga; Dale  Bennett; Jonathan Bond; Jack Bonham; Kurtney Brooks; George Byers; Josh Doherty; Andrew Eleftheriou; Michael Folivi; Kieron Forbes; Billy Gibson; Liam Henderson; Tommy Hoban; Lee Hodson; Alex Jakubiak; Ross Jenkins; Rob Kiernan; Brandon Mason; Gavin Massey; Bernard Mensah; Piero Mingoia; Sean Murray; Luke O'Nien; Eddie Oshodi; Dion Pereira; Connor Smith; Marvin Sordell; Carl Stewart; Adam Thompson; Matty Whichelow; Lewis Young

Watford FC football legend, Luther Blisset, signs the Headteacher's programme on Academy Day
Programme extract
Report in the Watford FC v Everton programme on 24th February 2018