Moss’s learn­ing curve

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport - BY CRAIG SIL­VER

RIS­ING star Alex Moss is mak­ing a name for him­self at Wat­ford.

Moss was spot­ted whilst he was play­ing for Wood­side Park in the AJY.

An avid Manch­ester United fan, the mid­fielder joined Wat­ford two years ago and was se­lected to join the club’s new Hare­field academy. The academy is run like a nor­mal school but pro­vides train­ing ses­sions three times more then any other club in the coun­try. One of the classes sees Moss take part in bal­let lessons to im­prove flex­i­bil­ity and sub­tle­ness.

The young­ster played at Charl­ton and Spurs be­fore his move to the Hor­nets, but his fa­ther, An­drew, firmly be­lieves that Wat­ford is the best club in the coun­try to help nur­ture his son’s foot­balling tal­ent. He said: “I think with Alex at­tend­ing the academy, it is go­ing to make a big dif­fer­ence to his ed­u­ca­tion and im­prove his abil­ity as a player be­cause of the huge amount of train­ing he will re­ceive.

“If you look at English foot­ball, there are so many for­eign­ers and barely any home-grown play­ers. It’s fair to say that the stan­dard of English play­ers is not what it should be, es­pe­cially if you look at the Eng­land set-up.

“But if more clubs adopt this kind of ini­tia­tive, then hope­fully things will start to change and more acad­e­mies will open.”

Alex turns 13 this week and will be fly­ing to Is­rael with his fam­ily for his barmitzvah. His fa­ther has promised to keep Alex in shape “with train­ing on the beach.

Boy won­der: Alex Moss

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