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wiltshire fc badge logo motifU18's Cup Progress - 21 November

New College Under 18s secured their route through to the next round of the Wiltshire FA Youth Cup with an 8-0 win over their Bradford Town opponents.

Matt Cossnett states. "The lads played some great football as well as scoring some great goals. They are now awaiting the next round of the draw to be made to see who next stands in the way of retaining their title."

 

luke merchant hellenic footballKeeper Signed - 7 November

New College have got a new keeper in, Luke Merchant has signed for the Swindon based side

Luke will help bolster and aid the side, allowing the under 18s keepers to stay in their age group. Luke has previously been with Forest Green Rovers youth team and still trains with the FGR first team during the week.

New College Player Link With Swindon Town - 31 October

New College Academy are proud to say that a second player joined Swindon Town U18's for training and also got to train with the first team,

Tom Johnston follows Dan Lawrence in joining the SkyBet League One side for training. The lads have had the opportunity to do so through Academy director Ian Howell's close links with Swindon Town Academy manager Jeremy Newton.

 

Physio Sought - 20 October

New College Academy are looking for a physio to manage/ maintain players in academy fixtures across all age groups.

Contact:
Ian Howell (07818007126)
Matt Cosnett (07846204174)
or email:newcollegeswinfcsec@yahoo.co.uk

 

matt cosnett hellenic footballConsistency Hopes - 9 September

New College travel to Cheltenham Saracens in Division One West and Matt Cosnett hopes his team are on the path to discovering some consistency.

Cosnett said: “This season, we’ve gone with a lot more third and fourth-years in our senior side. We’ll still bring in the younger ones if they impress in training but we think it helps to get those lads more Hellenic League games under their belts. We’re setting the boys mini targets and hopefully they can hit them to move us up the table.”

Off The Mark - 31 August

New College gained their first three points on Monday in the local One West derby against Purton.

A good and solid defensive performance and chances taken were key factors in the College gaining the points. It sets them up nicely into the Bluefin Sport Challenge Cup game at Clanfield on Saturday.

Next week New College U18's start their FA Youth Cup Campaign at Yate Town on Wednesday 7 September 7:30 kick off .

Cossnett Takes The Reins - 12 August

Uhlsport Hellenic One West New College’s day-to-day running will now be down to current manager Matt Cosnett because Ian Howell has become assistant manager for Chelsea’s U21s.

Howell had previously split his time between coaching Chelsea’s U13s and the New College students. This will no longer be the case as his new role at the Premier League team is full time, which means he will only be able to see Swindon New College when he has time off.

“My role with the New College means I am going to step away with the hands-on. I’m still going to manage it but Matt Cosnett will take a more senior role and run the day-to-day programme,” said Howell. “I will manage it from a distance and go back in if I’ve got a day off - I can go in and see what has happened with training. Ultimately, anything I can give back from working at the senior level with Chelsea brings good experience to the College.” Howell is itching to start his new job with Chelsea, which he described as an ‘unbelievable opportunity’.

“I got the nod and the vote to be offered that position, which I was never going to turn down. It’s an unbelievable opportunity to go in and be full time,” said Howell. “I’ve been balancing two separate worlds. Getting the opportunity from a personal point of view to go in at that level, it’s a whole new learning opportunity of going into that more professional development.”

 

Chelsea U21 Appointment - 1 August

ian howell chelsea U21Ian Howell, Uhlsport Hellenic League One East New College Academy director, has been promoted in his involvement with Chelsea to assistant manager of the U21 side.

Matt Cosnett comments. “Ian (pictured) has combined his role at Chelsea for several years, along with managing the New College Academy programme.”

“He will continue to do both jobs, this will be a great factor for the College as Ian will be able to bring back lots of information and knowledge for the lads to gain the benefits of both players and coaching staff.”

“It is a massive achievement which everyone involved with the College side would like to congratulate Ian on.”

 

Star Of Season Preparation - 11 July

New College return to pre season training this morning, the lads will be put through their paces by the Academy staff in preparation for games commencing the following week.

"College" found out their FA Vase opponents and FA Youth Cup opponents on Friday. In the Vase they are drawn against Melksham Town away in the second qualifying round. FA Youth cup, "College" have drawn Yate Town away in September.

 

Back To the Old Ground - 8 June

New College Academy will be returning to playing first team games back on the Rugby side at Supermarine's complex in Swindon for the 2016/17 season.

The club is looking forward to being back at the ground where they started their Hellenic League involvement.

Mark Teasdale will continue to be manager assisted by Matt Cosnett and Andy Burke. College have got their squads structured for the new season and begin pre-season on July 8th.

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