Seevic College men's football team finish season as unbeaten champions
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Seevic College men’s football team have won the AoC Sport Eastern Region league championship after going through the season undefeated.
Seevic sealed their unbeaten record with a 3-0 win over Harlow College in the final league game of the season on Wednesday 6 May, thanks to two goals from Scott Clarke and a single strike from Theo Cannon.
Striker Clarke led the way with 34 goals in the season as Seevic won 14 matches and drew four during the 18 game calendar.
In addition to being crowned regional champions with three league games to spare, Seevic also reached the last 16 of the national cup in a hugely successful season.
The Seevic College Football Academy is coached by Steve Tilson (UEFA Pro Licence) and Danny Greaves (UEFA A Licence).
In addition to holding the highest coaching qualifications available in Europe, Steve and Danny bring a wealth of professional experience as Southend United as players, managers and Academy Directors.
Steve Tilson said: “To stay undefeated for a whole season is a fantastic achievement. The team spirit among the group has been the most important factor in the boys’ success.
“Every team also needs someone who can score 20-plus goals in a season, and in Scott Clarke we had that. Even when we suffered injuries during the season, players were able to step in to the team and do incredibly well.
"The team spirit among the group has been the most important factor in the boys’ success." Steve Tilson
“We’ve a squad full of players of a good standard, many of whom have already gone on to play at senior level for clubs including Southend Manor, Great Wakering Rovers and Burnham Ramblers.”
Seevic College Football Academy plays home matches at SELEX Sports & Leisure Club in Basildon. The team trains at Seevic College and Waterside Farm Sports Centre.
The College has more than 60 players enrolled in its Academy and puts out three teams each week. A record number of players have applied for 2015-16.
Steve Tilson joined Seevic College as Football Academy Coach in 2012.
Reflecting on his three years at the College, he said: “Myself and Danny have been involved in pro football at senior and youth level, but we get just as much enjoyment from having the chance to make these guys the best players we can at the College.”
Seevic College offers one of the most successful sports programmes in the country.
The College enjoys a strong tradition of competing in the best regional and national College competitions.
Seevic College men’s football team first team squad 2014-15:
Charlie Huntley; Brandon Fry; Alex Stephenson; Tom Cole; Jack Chatterway; Theo Cannon; Matthew Lawrence; Josh Wiggins; Scott Clarke; Oliver Hanlon; Issac Maynard; Tom Pullen; Jack Long; Billy Willis; Tyler Hope; Jack Deasy; Anthony Adebimbo; Lewis Brown.
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