The Peterborough DALROD Phantoms are proud and delighted to confirm four of the Phantoms Academy youngsters will be signing full-time contracts with the Peterborough DALROD Phantoms for the 2018/19 season.

Over the last few years, the management and coaches of the Academy and senior sides have been working hard to make the development of the Cities youngsters strong, supportive and give the players of our future the prospect of success.

Each year the Head Coach Slava Koulikov and the Director of Hockey Jon Kynaston sit and evaluate the shining stars of the Phantoms futures, to build long-term development strategies. Last year Slava and the Phantoms coaching team invested time into Bradley Bowering, Taylor Romeo, Jack Escott and Jarvis Hunt, and after a fantastic year improving and showcasing their talent we are delighted to announce all four will be joining the senior team full time.

The long-term plan is still in operation as they start the first steps in their senior career. As these players start their senior career two more prospects join the programme to start the next wave of talent. The prospects of the 2018/19 season are Ross Clarke and Craig Ellis.

Commenting on the acquisition and development of these players is Head Coach Slava Koulikov “Development of our own home-grown players is one of the main priorities we set out within our long-term plan at the Phantoms Organisation. 

We have worked closely with young Jack, Jarvis, Taylor, Brad, Ross and Craig last year and you can defiantly see the growth after being on the ice practising full time with senior teams. Jack & Taylor also shared game time between Phantoms 1 & 2 all last season and as soon as Brad & Jarvis turned 16, they followed the same route in January.

We have a plan and vision for our Junior Players and I want to thank Luke Ferrera and some of my main guys Jimmy, Robbie and Padi for helping in running tests and summer off-ice programs with Juniors.

They have a lot of work to do this off-season to cement their positions in the first team and even more hard work in the next couple of years to achieve the goals we have set out.  All the coaches are looking forward to helping and guiding them in achieving those goals.”

Director of Hockey Jon Kynaston also commented saying “Development in our youth system is imperative to the success of our teams future. I am pleased and proud of the Phantoms organisation from the Coaches, Team Managers, parents, the players themselves and the Owners of our senior teams how we have all pulled together and built a fantastic future for local players to be a part of.

I look forward to still continuing the work we have started and see the talents of our youth players grow.”

The Own & Loans and stall sponsorships are now available for Bradley Bowering, Taylor Romeo, Jack Escott and Javis Hunts home and away jersey at £125 each.

This year we are also offering a corporate player sponsorship for businesses which will offer announcements and a social media package for as little as £500. For more information on corporate sponsorship or own & loans please contact info@GoPhantoms.co.uk

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