Whitby Town launch new soccer school

Whitby Town FC has launched a new soccer school
Whitby Town FC has launched a new soccer school

Whitby Town Football Club have launched a new soccer school in the town, with player/first-team coach David McTiernan heading it up.

McTiernan, who is the Blues' third all-time appearance maker, will be joined by club captain Dale Hopson and former player and specialist academy goalkeeping coach Shane Bland.

The trio will also be joined by a specialist fitness coach.

The soccer school has been set up as the first project of the Whitby Town FC Foundation, the recently formed club charity.

Sessions will take place every Friday night between 6-7pm at Caedmon Astroturf, for age groups under 6 to under 12.

The first two sessions will be completely free. After that, they will cost £25 per month on direct debit.

McTiernan has worked previously at Middlesbrough FC's academy, working with players such as Ben Gibson and Dael Fry among others. He currently works as a lead coach for highly established professional football academy Premier Player.

Upon setting up the academy, McTiernan said: “the vision is to reconnect the football club with the community by bringing high-quality football coaching to the town.

“We want to bring players through that potentially could work with Whitby Town in the future, or even go on to professional clubs.

“The aim is to improve all players and we have no links to any teams we are just coaching the individuals.”