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Head Coach of St Cadoc's Youth Club 2004s Speaks about the "Community Club"

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At the YFS Open Night in Glasgow, St Cadoc's Youth Club 2004s Head Coach Joe Hamilton spoke to us about the club he has been involved with for three years and which is embarking on the adventure of competitive 11-a-side matches for the first time next season.
 
After a successful pre-season, Hamilton is looking for a strong season and has subsequently modified his squad.
 
"We've had some new players in, and some players leaving, so we've had to get back to a squad of 40 with 4 teams."
 
St Cadocs Youth Club is most definitely a community club, as Joe explains.
 
"Most of the players have been there since the age of 5, Primary 1. It's all about kids from the local area. There's also a netball side to it as well for girls in the local area. There's about 600 kids involved in it now between the football and netball. It seems to grow every year."
 
The objectives for the future are relatively simple, with an emphasis on keeping kids and volunteers interested and starting to play 11-a-side matches. The progression to 11s is a step that the squad seem positive about, says Hamilton.
 
"We've done some training sessions on it and they seem very interested."
 
St Cadocs have quite a hectic season, competing in two different leagues - the Paisley, Johnstone & District League and the East Renfrewshire League.
 
"We get quite a lot of challenging matches," Hamilton adds. "The standard is going up. It's getting more physical as well as they're getting older."
 
The interview ended with Joe telling the camera he enjoyed the Open Night and that is "great to see what Youth Football Scotland is doing."
 
Thanks Joe! Good luck to him and St Cadoc's Youth Club 2004s for this season!
 

Luke Barry | YFS South East Region Reporter
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