Plastic helps Hatters kids to beat the big freeze

DESPITE the recent freezing conditions Luton Town’s academy was able to continue training and playing over the weekend.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 16th February 2012, 3:00 pm

Thanks to the hard work by the ground staff at the Baldock Arena and the Akademy Stevenage, Luton were able to train on Saturday and host games from U9-U16 against Crawley Town.

In addition the U9-U12 squads came in to train at the Creasey Park Community Football Centre in Dunstable along with the first team on Tuesday morning.

Youth development officer Gregg Broughton said: “We are incredibly grateful to Mark Burke at Baldock and Rob O’Keefe at Stevenage Akademy for clearing the snow from the pitches.

“We had some great games against Crawley Town and would have been one of the only academies in the country to play this weekend.

“On Tuesday we had a great opportunity to let the youngest squads train alongside the first team and for those youngsters to watch the intensity and passion that our professionals train with.”