Football Focus Issue 75 - Page 40

Mynydd Isa Spartans FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/FOOTYFOCUSMAG A few of the boys have already played in some friendlies and have really enjoyed the experience. With them playing on a Sunday it gives them the chance to play both sides over the weekend which is great for the club as a whole.” Community “This is a community club, on our facilities we don’t just have football we have cric ket, bowls and also scouts too which incorporates over 300 participants. The work done behind the scenes for all sporting groups goes unnoticed but everyone puts a lot of time into making the facility the best it can be for the whole community.” Challenges “I think a huge challenge the club will face in the next five years is to stay competitive and challenge without being able to pay wages. This is becoming more and more difficult every year as more teams in the area are now paying. I understand though why a player would take the opportunity of earning money for something they enjoy doing. We will still do everything though to ensure the club doesn’t stand still and is a great place for players to come and play and enjoy football.” Ambitions “Our ambitions over the next five years on the field would be to be as successful as we can be, hopefully gaining some silverware along the way. Over the next few seasons we will be hoping that the reserve/first team side will be filled with a lot of, if not all the U19’s from the previous season as we look to ensure they have a pathway directly to senior football. Off the pitch we hope to improve the facilities and make them the best we can for the players. This will require a lot of hard work and commitment from everyone involved with the club/facility but with what we have seen over the first few years with the club this is something I know will be a given.” 40 Issue 75