Sam Allardyce signs his 2 season Scholarship
Sam Allardyce has joined Bury Football Club after being with Manchester United since 8 years of age.
Sam was wanted by a host of Football Clubs, which included Premier League Clubs, however, after a week’s trial which included training and a game, Ryan Kidd was delighted to offer him the scholarship opportunity and get his signature on the paperwork last week.
Bury Football Club Academy and Youth Department have had a very successful past 3 years, with a number of scholars being signed to Premiership and Championship Clubs. When speaking to Sam he said “this was one of the main attractions to this Youth Team. I love how Scholars have a pathway to the First Team and are able to train daily with a hope to making their debut. This is an opportunity I hope to get”.
Sam also mentioned that he likes the structure of Bury FC. “With there being no Under 23’s team, it means that the opportunity is there to get noticed earlier, as some Under 23’s enter a team and never get seen again”.
To say Sam has only been around a week, it’s safe to say he’s settled in well telling me “The Youth Team are a really close group, they all get along well and it’s great to be involved in the training”. It wasn’t just the closeness of the team which Sam liked “The coaching staff are really nice, since day one they have made me feel welcome, you can enjoy the training and have a laugh whilst also know you’re being pushed and supported by Ryan’s passion and professionalism to improve his players. The training centre and the facilities are great too, I can’t wait to get here full time next season to put them to use”.
I asked Sam what his aim would be for the season “I want to keep playing in my position (centre half) and constantly improve, hopefully I will impress early, and get constant starts for the Youth Team with an opportunity to train with the First Team”.
We would like to welcome Sam to the Club, and wish him all the best for his time here. Follow his journey along with the rest of our scholars on our social media profiles:
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