One of the finest strikers to grace the Welsh Premier League has agreed a contract extension with the Druids and the hitman will also be the U19s Head Coach passing on his experience and knowledge to the young up and coming players in the academy.
The former Wrexham and York City forward Reed, has won Welsh Premier titles with Bangor City and Rhyl and netted 6 goals in 6 starts with The Ancients and the only thing that stopped this scoring streak has been the lockdown.
Druids Chairman Des Williams said: “It’s a fantastic signing for us. Jamie has scored goals wherever he’s played and we hope he continues that with us and passes on his knowledge and expertise to the younger players”.
“He expressed a desire to start coaching and the chance to coach the U19s suddenly came up and we offered him the role and we’re delighted he’s accepted” added Williams.
Reed will now be responsible for nurturing the players into the first team and looking for young talent to join the academy who will get the chance to work and play at a higher level.
There have been a few coaching changes at Druids as they have restructured their academy. Reed takes on the U19s and Paul Allman takes the U23s with Shaun Colley heading the U16s. This trio of coaches will be responsible for the future players of The Ancients.
This is the start of the new scholarship programme the new Druids Board said they wanted to form and already they have offered full time scholarship contracts to three players and they’re not stopping there.
The full time BTEC and Blended Learning Scholarships allows players to get the education they want without the need to compromise on courses or subjects. It also tailors training to fit with their courses in the same way the NCAA colleges in the USA do for their student/athletes.