We recently spoke with Josh, who is a current student and player at our Bishop Laney programme during lockdown to discuss his journey with us at Norwich City RDP after progressing in our pathway, as well as his future aspirations.
How did you get into football?
I got into it football from a very young age as my brother and dad have both played it their whole lives. It's always been something I enjoy and find motivating.
What was your journey in football since starting?
I started playing at first for a grassroots team a family friend coached on and from there I have played for lots of different teams and development centres playing teams all across the country like Newcastle and Doncaster, and even going to Belgium to play a tournament and even winning it!
How have you found the Norwich City Regional Development Programme pathway?
It has been good for me I’ve moved from the elite centre which helped me develop massively, I’m enjoying the football to school work balance and it is suitable, not denying me of any opportunities in football but also not interfering with the work I need to get done
How are you finding the Bishop Laney Football programme so far?
It’s been enjoyable, the facilities and experiences you gain from the programme will help me improve as a player. It will only get better when we can train and play games again after lockdown.
What have you improved on this season and what are your aims for the rest of the season?
I feel as though I have improved the tempo at which I play, while not losing any quality whilst I play. I’ve started to improve getting my head up and playing the ball, and the coaches have helped me to do this a lot.
What are your future ambitions?
I would like to play for a team when I am older and not give up playing football, and if I would not be able to do this I would like to have a job in sports
If you are interested in our football and education programmes at Norwich City RDP please contact - Pip Davis - firstname.lastname@example.org