THE SUCCESS of the Strachan Football Foundation (SFF) was there for all to see again after progressing through to the semi-final of the National Premier Cup.
The cup run has seen SFF beat Hartpury College second team in the fourth round before beating the first team in the fifth round of the highest competition for college football programmes to enter.
The quarter final was a game with a contrast of styles against Tresham College who were physical and direct in their play.
After a tough 90 minutes the game went to extra time and then onto penalties which saw SFF keeper Lukas Bailey save two spot kicks to help see his side through to the final four.
And now SFF are just one game away from securing their second appearance in the final, which will take place at Birmingham City
They face Monkseaton Academy, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on March 25 at Bedworth United’s new 3G facility for a place in the final.
SFF director and current Scotland manager, Gordon Strachan, is pleased with the progress the Foundation is making.
He said: “It’s great to see young people not only developing as footballers but as people, we have seen boys earn contracts in professional football but have also seen lads go out to the USA coaching and progress onto bigger and better things in life.”
The Foundation will host its second round of 2015/16 trials on April 9 and 10 at the home of Rugby Town JFC in Kilsby Lane, Rugby.