Redlands United FC is proud to announce that 4 Redland United juniors have progressed from last season’s Under 20’s and have signed their first senior contracts as part of the Club’s 2021 NPL senior squad.
Eighteen and nineteen year olds Jamie Dibbs and Ryan Hughes, both midfield players, have played for Redlands United since early ages.
Nineteen year old defenders Connor Mather and Angus Broderick progressed from the Club’s NPL Junior ranks to earn their places in the Red Devils squad.
Redlands United NPL Assistant Coach Nick Dibbs has been involved with the players progression through their junior career commented, “It is great to see promising players coming through our system. Angus and Connor have been at the club since Under 15, Jamie since Under 6 (12 years) and Ryan Under 8 (11 years). All experienced some 1st team last season and we are looking forward to seeing them push for more in 2021.”
NPL Head Coach Richard Greer added,” I am really excited to welcome these guys into the first team for the 2021 season. They have all worked hard over the years to develop their game. They deserve this opportunity. As a club I believe it is important we develop within and promote our juniors into seniors as much as possible.”
Redlands United Technical Director Graham Harvey also commented "I am delighted to see Connor, Ryan, Angus and Jamie progress into the first team here at Redlands. It is a testament to their hardwork and dedication that affords them this exciting opportunity. However, their footballing journey now begins, and they must continue to apply themselves to the fullest in order to break into the first team consistently. Pathways for young players at Redlands have never been brighter! It would be remiss not to mention all coaches that have played a pivotal role in their development, in particular Nick Dibbs whose guidance and mentoring of these young men has been phenomenal. I wish them all the best in 2021”.
Club President Ben Brock commented,” As a club there is no better feeling than to celebrate the success of Redland Juniors making the first team and playing in the second tier of Football in this country. As a club we would like to congratulate the Jamie, Ryan, Conner and Angus on signing their first contract for an NPL First Team. The players and their families have been loyal supporters of the club and we wish them every success in 2021 and we hope to celebrate many wins with them. The club has produced many champions throughout its history and this shows a clear pathway for all our juniors from little devils upwards. Once again well done on this fine achievement.”
Congratulations lads and C’mon You Reds!!!!