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CUOSC: Equipment donation welcomed by academy staff

Camera, tripod and magnetic boards provided by CUOSC

18 July 2019

The Blues Academy could have some extra ‘zing’ in their training sessions this season – thanks to CUOSC and a local choir.

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The supporters club has presented David Wilkes, head of Academy coaching, with a camera and equipment worth over £500. It will be used to film coaching sessions and will hopefully help the youngsters analyse and improve their game.

The money was raised when ‘rock-pop’ choir ‘Zing’ performed in Foxy’s last season in a concert promoted by CUOSC.

Academy head of coaching Dave Wilkes said: “I’d like to give a massive thank you to CUOSC from all of the academy staff because the equipment we’ve been able to purchase has made a big difference already.

“The additional camera and tripod mean we’re able to get different angles on games and training sessions, which is a great help when it comes to explaining certain situations to our players.

“And the three magnetic boards allow the lads to visualise formations and tactics in a way they weren’t able to before, which gives them a much better understanding of what they’re being asked to do.”

Zing, formed by enthusiasts in 2010, regularly perform at charity functions in the area. Their next show will be during the Dalston festival at St Michael’s church on August 7.

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