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Sky Bet League Two side Leyton Orient opening development centre at Manuden Village Community Centre in Essex




Leyton Orient are giving budding footballers in the Bishop's Stortford area the chance to earn a place in their academy by launching a new development centre.

The Sky Bet League Two side will be holding weekly training sessions for boys aged eight to 12 on the artificial turf at Manuden Village Community Centre.

The centre is set to get up and running on Good Friday (April 2) between 6pm and 7pm.

Leyton Orient came to Bishop's Stortford for a pre-season friendly in August 2020 and are now opening a development centre in Manuden. Picture: Vikki Lince
Leyton Orient came to Bishop's Stortford for a pre-season friendly in August 2020 and are now opening a development centre in Manuden. Picture: Vikki Lince

There is the potential for the O's to extend the age range and to welcome girls at a later date.

This will be the club's fourth development centre, following bases already established in Walthamstow in east London and in Brentwood and Loughton in Essex.

And senior development officer Steve Embleton said that players who show the right attitude and potential would have a pathway into the next stage of the club's youth programme.

"This will be our fourth venue and it's about giving youngsters the chance to do a bit of extra training," said Embleton.

"It will be delivered in a slightly different way to what they're used to and there's also a clear pathway through to our academy."

The sessions cost £7 and are limited to 40 players. Call Embleton on 07956 553655 to book a place.



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