Academy’s visit to Chelsea’s training ground

Youngsters from the academy visited Chelsea’s Cobham Training Centre on Sunday for the third year running.

Players from the U12s, U13s, U14s and U15s took part in games against their counterparts from Chelsea and West Ham in a triangular tournament.

The visit was as a result of the relationship with Chelsea which began when the Spireites faced the London giants in the FA Cup three years ago.

There were some good performances from the young Spireites and some excellent results.

Justin Tellus, the academy’s head of recruitment & development, said: “It was a great experience for the players and the trip provided staff with some valuable knowledge.

“The players were a great credit to the club. The opportunity to play against Chelsea and West Ham will support their development and progression in football.

“The knowledge gained by staff is also crucially important as we continue to strive to improve and achieve our goals.

“On behalf of the club and the academy, I would like to say a huge thank you to the Chelsea FC academy, and especially Ben Knight, for their continued help and support.”