Rovers return to scholarship system

21 January 2009 03:30
The move aims to bring the club back into line with Football League rules which ask for greater investment in youth football.

The Pirates have used nearby Filton College to develop their youngsters for the past five years.

"We have been looking for some time at the youth set up and after a series of discussions with the Football League we have decided to return to a scholarship scheme that will bring the youth set-up closer to the first team," Rovers chairman Nick Higgs told the club's official website.

"We see this as a positive step to help nurture the local youth and it will help move our youngsters further forward."



Source: Team_Talk