Despite not being able to get onto the pitch in recent weeks, Enfield Borough have explored alternative, off field ways of passing on knowledge to their youth team players.

With this in mind they recently arranged an online meeting with Michael Duberry, founder and CEO of Made Leaders, a company that provides personal development and mentoring training for peoples in all industries.

Duberry, who was born and raised in Enfield, played over 400 professional games in a 20-year career for clubs including Chelsea, Leeds United and Stoke City. The ninety-minute get-together was greatly enjoyed by all involved.

“We have around fifty boys who play for our three under-15 teams and each compete in their own separate competitions, so it was nice to get them all together for this event” said club chairman Marvin Walker. “We are really grateful that Michael took the time to chat to our lads and was happy to answer all their questions. It is a big thing for them to see that a boy from Enfield was able to go on and have an excellent career in the professional game, something that they all aspire to. The fact that Michael has gone into mentoring since his playing days finished shows that he cares about making sure that the future generations are given the right guidance and support as they set off on their footballing ventures, something that we whole-heartedly endorse at this club. We are delighted to announce that Michael has agreed to join Enfield Borough as an ambassador where his focus will be on the development of the youth team players.”

“I’m pleased to come on board with Enfield Borough FC to help develop the youth section and mentor young players” said Duberry. “As a local lad I want to give something back. I believe in the club’s ethos and values for young people, not just young footballers.”