Bideford youngsters have talent

Joseph Bulmer

THERE seems to be a sense of magic at Bideford AFC this season, with the first team topping the Southern League Division One South and West, the reserves at the top of the North Devon Gazette Senior League and a thriving youth section.

Perhaps that is not surprising with local performer Merlin Cadogan as a supporter and lending a hand with teaching the youngsters a few tricks!

The well known local entertainer and Britain’s Got Talent star has been helping the youngsters out with goalkeeper coaching and popped in to share a few special moves with the ball.

“It is a pleasure to help the youth section of Bideford AFC and there are some very talented players. They are all enjoying their football playing for the town and have got off to a great start,” said Merlin.