U16’s striker, Brandon Bak, has joined up with our U18’s team.
When asked about playing for the under 18’s, Brandon said: “
It’s great to get recognition from the under 18’s.
“It gives me a big confidence boost and just goes to show where hard work can take you”
Players at Weston-super-Mare AFC benefit from exceptional coaching on a FIFA quality 3G surface in a fun, safe and competitive environment.
The Academy is one of only 22 clubs outside of the Football League nationally to be licensed and the only one in North Somerset.
Louis Dean, U16’s & U18’s Coach, said:
We recruited Brandon originally through our trials when we started coaching the age group. Brandon was a very quiet, shy player, with lots of ability.
“Over the seasons Brandon has really developed on and off the pitch. Lloyd and I have always tried to work with Brandon and all the players to make it enjoyable whilst challenging, which has brought confidence to his game. Brandon’s now understanding about working hard for the team out of possession and his ability in possession is exciting to watch.
“Brandon’s very much a team player, whilst always wanting to score. Everything he’s completed is through his effort and attitude. Signing for the senior phase already is well deserved and we will hear his name more in the future I am sure.”
Many Academy products have gone on to become first-team players thanks to the clear player pathway, with the highly-rated Ryan Jones securing a move to Bristol Rovers last season.
Craig Graham, Head of Development Phase & U18’s Coach, said:
I have been keeping a close eye on Brandon development over the last few years and see a player with great promise and ability.
“Since returning this season Brandon attitude and work ethic has been outstanding and fully deserve signing for the U18s.”
“This will not only help Brandon development further but also add a lot to the current U18s setup”
We wish Brandon and the rest of our U18’s squad all the best for the season.