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Akpa Akpro Takes Ladies Training Session

26 October 2015

Striker Is Working Towards His UEFA B-License

"It was a really enjoyable session," she said.

"It’s nice to mix things up and it’s great to have someone down here from the professional league share his experience with us.

"It helps boost the ladies and was a great experience. It seemed to boost everyone and hopefully we can take that high tempo into our next game."

Emma Higgs of Shrewsbury Town Ladies enjoyed the change in coaching that Jean-Louis brought to the session.
"I gave them a little heads up," said Sean.

"They were there Tuesday to watch the game and I pointed him out to everyone so they all knew who he was.

"It’s great for the girls to have that connection with the club and the girls have enjoyed it and so has Jean-Louis too.

"We’d love to see more players come down and take some sessions.

"We’re always open to have anyone down here from the Club.

"Jean-Louis was eager to come and even tonight he was here at 6.45 and we don’t start till 7.30 so that shows just how keen he is.”

Shrewsbury Town Ladies manager Sean Evans, who guided his side to their first league win of the season against local rivals Shrewsbury Juniors recently, took his side to the midweek game against Doncaster Rovers and let the Ladies know that the striker up front would be taking their session in the week.

“It’s great to see Jean-Louis take the session.

"It’s great that he asked to come here. That’s the thing with Jean-Louis, he’s so enthusiastic about whatever he does when he comes out on community visits but for this one he’s going through his B-License and wants to go on to his A-License so the more varied sessions he can do the better.

"I think the Ladies have really engaged with him and taking everything on board so everyone wins.

“It’s trying to make sure that the players realise there’s not just one team here and hopefully the fans realise that too.

"There’s a Ladies team, a futsal, football * education, the Academy and our disability teams so it’s trying to make sure we’re in it together and representing Shrewsbury Town which is one of the key goals we are trying to achieve in the community."
Watching on from the side-lines was Shrewsbury Town in the Community anager Jamie Edwards who commented:

After a warm-up and an opening introduction, where Jean-Louis congratulated the team on last season’s promotion, the former Toulouse man put Sean Evans’ team through a number of drills before finishing off with a game.

The Frenchman is working towards his UEFA B-License and took the training session at London Road to gain more real-life coaching experience.

Shrewsbury Town Ladies were in for a treat last Thursday as Shrewsbury Town striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro took their training session.

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