Noah progresses from Development Centre


Noah Brown is one of the real success stories for the Exeter City Development Centre that has been running at King’s College, Taunton for just over a year.

The 13-year-old, who lives in Wellington where he attends Court Fields School, joined the Development Centre when it was first established and since then has thoroughly enjoyed the training and supportive expertise of all the coaches.

In September, he attended trials for the Exeter Performance Centre which he has now progressed onto.

He is enjoying the opportunity to develop his skills and strategic awareness of the game at the Centre. Brown, who plays locally for Wellington and also for FC Bridgwater, prefers to play in midfield where he likes being the centre cog of the team and thrives on hard-fought battles for control of this part of the pitch.

Long term the youngster would like to make a career from football and sees himself playing and involved with the sport throughout his life and, the way he is going, if he continues to work hard then there is no reason why that shouldn’t happen.

Chris Heayns, head coach for the Taunton Development Centre, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Noah has progressed in the way that he has. This is a great opportunity for all of the young footballers to develop and try to achieve their footballing aspirations and it’s so pleasing to be a part of the process. This is an early success and proves that the programme works.”

Anybody who would like to know more about the Taunton Development Centre and take advantage of a free two-week trial should contact Heayns at: chris.heayns@ecfc.co.uk.

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