The Southern League Football Academy (SLFA) are delighted to announce that Southern League Division South side MELKSHAM TOWN FC have joined the programme taking the number of clubs to 9. Melksham Town FC Chairman Darren Perrin said" Following our promotion to the Southern League, to a level fitting for our club and with the successful partnership with our Youth section, we have felt for some time that the next step in our progression was to have an academy and be a pathway for young local players to continue their football and academic studies"
" We have looked at several providers to work alongside us; some have been more academic than football focused, some the other way around. We then met the SLFA and they offered what we felt was the perfect balance, allowing us to develop players at a local level with some graduating hopefully into the first team or reserves in years to come whilst giving them a structured education for the future. Melksham Town FC look forward to working with everyone involved with the SLFA .
An SLFA Spokesman stated: "We are extremely excited to have Melksham Town join the SLFA programme, with fantastic facilities and the growth of the club, we cannot be more pleased with Melksham Town joining for a September 2020 start."