Corinthians at Boundary Park
Corinthians to Boundary Park as 'Team of the Week' for this afternoon's npower League One fixture against Colchester United. Oldham Athletic Community Trust welcome ManchesterManchester Corinthians under 9's compete in Division One of the East Manchester Junior Football League. They came second in the Autumn League 2012 and are still in contention for first place in the Spring League in 2013. They are also in the final of the Divisional Cup, at Curzon Ashton, in May.
The Corinthians have established a reputation for attractive, technically excellent and free-flowing football. The foundation of this is a strong coaching philosophy and values, with each player encouraged to develop their skills and express these in their play. Coaches Dave Underwood, Stuart Walkinshaw and Clayton Palmer have taken the set up at Barcelona as their model, not just in terms of their teaching methods, but also the standards set and the emphasis placed on developing the whole player.
“Our commitment is for every player to have the best facilities, kit, equipment and coaching. All of our teams play in the same style and the parents buy into our philosophy. We believe that this makes us very distinctive," says Stuart.
"When we started in early 2010, we wanted to build a club that put the kids first, but also set high standards," explains Dave.
The East Manchester Junior Football League holds an unique 'gold' award from the FA in recognition of the high standards which it sets both on and off the field. “For us to be competing for trophies in a League of such quality is a remarkable achievement,” says Clayton.
Team (left to front back row): Theo Francis, Theo Millington, Joel Hotham, Toby Humphries, Connor Black, Xavier Barker, Jack Mitchell, Roman Floyd, Thomas Baggaley. Front: Cian Flannery, Tom Melia, Jayden Johnson, Jacob Anderson, JJ Betts, Jack Sweeney, Louie Taylor.