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Farmborough reflects on MK City Lions U16’s successful season

It has been yet another successful season for the MK City Lions U16’s team. One that has seen them reach the County Cup Semi-Finals and win the League Cup and League Double.

This is no small part down to the dedication of each player, parent and staff involved in the team, each subsequently working hard to achieve the goal of developing with continued success. It has seen trials and tribulations throughout with the usual changing of the guard; players leaving; players coming in; coaching changes, all for the eventual good of the team, having learned valuable lessons along the way. With lots of things to distract the young team this year in an important year of their lives off of the pitch, the players should take great pride in how well they have developed, to have come back for adversity to win what was at their disposal in the last two games of the season, against a tough Waterhall Stars U16’s side.

The continued success of the young MK side is a great sentiment to the work put in by manager Steve Farmborough and the players and people around him.

Steve Farmborough

Steve Farmborough

This begs the question: what next for such a talented group of young men? Well after the recent successes, it’s time to turn their attention to the next project that will best meet the player’s needs for a challenge and propel them into the highest level they can likely achieve. With that in mind an announcement will be made in the coming weeks to end all doubts.

Steve himself saying:

Hopefully the decision will reflect our seriousness in regards to keeping most of our players together to take them further through their development. Some will make their own decisions to take different paths, however that is football, we are looking to keep progressing as much as possible as a team and will sit down to discuss the appropriate steps in making this happen.

Youth Football: MK City’s York heads for Greece trial after Ath game

Milton Keynes City U18’s Ben York has been invited to attend a trial in Greece after he was spotted in their midweek friendly at Buckingham Athletic last week.

Ben York

Ben York

City’s manager Steve Farmborough, who manages the U16s and U18s, told Sports Shots that the promising youngster had been seen by a scout, who had offered a trial after impressing.

Farmborough also revealed that two of the U16’s Mathew Chew and Robbie Carter have also been asked to play in a specially organised game against West Ham. All three players were spotted at the fixture against Buckingham Athletic.

People’s FA Cup: MK City reach national final at Sheffield

Milton Keynes City have reached the national finals of the people’s FA cup. This will be played in Sheffield on the 20th March. The winners will be presented with the trophy during halftime at the FA cup final.

MK City U16

MK City

Manager Steve Farmborough told Sports Shots:

I’ve managed grassroots football for 16 years with this being my second team. Although my last team won the league and cup  several times I would have to say this is the strongest team I have ever managed. We are currently  county champions with some of our players already making appearances in the south mids league.  Every lad is a pleasure to work with and are very keen to progress in football.

The club have been boosted by the news that Milton Keynes college football have supplied the team with one of their coaches, Sam Pateman, for the rest of the season.