Gloucester City Supporters Trust donate four figure sum to youth section

Gloucester City Supporters Trust have once again shown their generosity to the club, by donating the sum of £1000 to the youth section of Gloucester City. 

A statement from the Supporters Trust, issued at lunchtime today, said “The Supporters’ Trust Board have unanimously decided to donate £1,000 to the Youth Section of the Football Club.

”This donation will assist in allowing the Under 18’s to purchase new training kit.”

The donation is another in a long line of of contributions to the club and since its inception in 2001, the independent body has raised over £900,000.

Earlier this year the Trust pledged additional funds to Marc Richards playing budget, a move that allowed the Tigers manager to complete the signing of Harry williams.

The statement continued “We are sure members will agree that the Youth are an integral part of the club and have enjoyed tremendous success in both cup and league competitions over a number of years.

”In addition, they have an longstanding record of developing quality players a number of whom have progressed into the first team squad.”

Players such as Noah Smerdon, Will Tunnicliff and Dan King are the latest in a long line of players to progress from the youth ranks to the first team, with Smerdon a regular feature for the Tigers this year.

The latter of the trio, King, found himself on loan at Shortwood at the beginning of the season but, as first reported by Severn Sport this week, King has now signed for Southern League West side Slimbridge.