Steve Snell reflects on his first three months at the Academy
Somerset Academy Director Steve Snell has just completed his first three months in the post during which he has been kept pretty busy.
“The time seems to have gone very quickly for me,” he said. “It only seems like yesterday that I was stepping through the doors for the first time as Academy Director.”
When he spoke to us earlier this week Steve talked about some aspects of his job. “Its always natural for coaches to try and think of ways that they can improve things and help improve the environment they are in,” he said. “Having said that, I feel it is vitally important that I respect the things that have worked successfully in the past and continue to do so. For example, the organized, conscientious and hard working culture that Andy Hurry helped establish at the Club is something that permeates right through the system here and I couldn’t overstate it’s importance.
“The Academy mantra is no different and we want to maintain that strong culture as well as adding some fresh ideas. That is the way that I have been looking at things since I arrived.”
Regarding the Academy players Steve said: “I think that one of the attractions of the job was that some of the Academy players have received recognition at a higher level already. Ben Green has already been involved in several England squads and he is currently out in Australia with the England under 19s, while Sam Underdown and George Bartlett have both done well recently for England Under 17s.”
The Academy Director added: “Having players involved on the Academy getting international recognition is always nice, but I am interested in helping them to keep developing their games so that the opportunity to represent and succeed for Somerset isn’t too far in the future!”