LFE News provides you with coverage of all the latest events in Youth Football, from the Premier Academy League to the Football League Youth Alliance.

Goodman Fills Notts County Academy Manager Vacancy


Notts County have appointed former Republic of Ireland striker Jon Goodman as their new Academy Manager.

Bowler Attracts Premier League Attention


QPR teenager Josh Bowler is the subject of a developing transfer tug of war after the Championship club reportedly rejected an initial £3million bid from Everton.

Gibbons Earns Second Pro Contract


Port Vale right-back James Gibbons has agreed his second professional contract by accepting a new one-year deal at the club.

Crewe Sign Academy Trio


Crewe Alexandra have awarded three academy graduates with one-year professional deals, plus the option of a further year.

Gillam Seals Pro Deal At Dale


Rochdale striker Matthew Gillam has signed his first professional contract, penning a one-year deal with the option of an extra year.

Hatters Promote Another Academy Graduate


Luton Town’s commitment to youth has continued as they announced they have offered Under-18s captain Kavan Cotter his first professional contract.

Eleven Apprentices Represent Other Home Nations for Under-20 Tournament


Eleven current or former apprentices have been included in Wales and Scotland’s squads for the upcoming Under-20s Toulon Tournament.

Baggies Cool Interest in Taylor


West Brom manager Tony Pulis has insisted the club will end their pursuit of Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor if an agreement over compensation cannot be reached.

Apprentices Past & Present Selected to Represent England Under-20s


England Under-20s head coach Neil Dewsnip has announced his 18-man squad for this summer’s Toulon Tournament and has included six current or former apprentices.

Stock Encouraged By Assessment Trials


Loughborough University Football Programme Coordinator Mat Stock admitted he was impressed with LFE’s Assessment Trials, which hosted over 200 apprentices bidding for interest from scouts of clubs and Universities.

Gaughran Supports Trials Opportunity


Peterborough Head of Recruitment Sam Gaughran lauded the work of LFE after attending this year’s Assessment Trials.