Friday July 25, 2014

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LFE was established by The Football League and The PFA and manages the education of 16 to 18 year old Apprentice Footballers at Football League Clubs throughout England and Wales. LFE has es…

Postcards From Spain: Notts County & Forest Tour

Thursday July 24, 2014: It’s day four of Notts County and Notts Forest’ ...

Nottingham Clubs Continue Pre-Season In Spain

Monday July 21, 2014: Academy players from Nottingham Forest and Notts County jet ...

Sheffield United Swoop For McGahey

Monday July 21, 2014: Sheffield United have signed former Blackpool defender Harrison McGahey on a two-year deal.

Maguire Hints At Blades Exit

Tuesday July 15, 2014: Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire has edged a step closer to leaving Bramall Lane after admitting that he wants to play in the Premier League.

West Ham Sign Poyet & Creswell

Wednesday July 9, 2014: West Ham have confirmed the signing of Diego Poyet after agreeing a compensation package with Charlton. The midfielder who is the son of Sunderland m

Barlow Pens Boston Deal

Tuesday July 8, 2014: Boston United have signed former Hull City midfielder Jack Barlow on a one year deal.

Tributes Paid To Alex Stephens

Friday June 20, 2014: LFE is saddened and shocked to hear of the death of former Norwich City apprentice Alex Stephens. Club staff have expressed their sadness after it emerged that 21-year-old Stephens had died earlier this week.

Joe Thompson

Tranmere's Thompson Given The All Clear After Cancer Battle

Tuesday June 17, 2014: Tranmere Rovers winger Joe Thompson has been given the all-clear following his battle with cancer.

The 11 - May 2014

Thursday June 5, 2014: Here is the fourth instalment of ‘The 11’ (May) and the outstanding XI who have made the team for their academic and football excellence

The Football League Pedals For Prostate Cancer UK

Thursday June 5, 2014: Today will see LFE Regional Officer Ian Smithson and a contingent of Watford club staff and supporters begin the challenge of a London to Amsterdam c

Kick it Out

Kick It Out Celebrates 20 Years

Thursday June 5, 2014: Kick It Out has been making strides for the good of the game and all involved for over 20 years and to celebrate the organisation has developed a mic

Ex Charlton & Gillingham Keeper George Howard In Critical Condition In Hospital

Wednesday May 28, 2014: LFE is saddened to hear that former Charlton and Gillingham goalkeeper George Howard has been involved in a serious car accident.

Finch Signs Two-Year Deal With Coventry

Tuesday May 27, 2014: Jack Finch has signed a two-year professional contract with League One club Coventry City.

A Look At The Young Lions On The Brink Of Glory

Wednesday May 21, 2014: As England head in to tonight’s UEFA Under 17 European Championship final with Holland, LFE casts it eye over several young Lions who ply their trade

It's About Development And Winning Says Peacock Ahead of Euro Final

Wednesday May 21, 2014: England Under 17 boss John Peacock believes that tonight’s UEFA Under 17 European Championship final with Holland will be an occasion to savour.

Toney Tied To Northampton

Wednesday May 21, 2014: Northampton Town apprentice Ivan Toney has signed a contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2017.

Burns Completes Remarkable Turnaround To Sign Pro

Wednesday May 21, 2014: Twelve months after being told he wasn’t good enough Charlie Burns has completed a remarkable turnaround by signing his first professional deal with

Coventry Welcome New Apprentices To Club

Tuesday May 20, 2014: The 2013-14 season may not be quite over for those still involved in the play-offs but Coventry City’s Academy preparations for 2014-15 began

Byers Bags Watford Deal

Tuesday May 20, 2014: Watford have handed a professional contract to apprentice midfielder George Byers.

Ipswich Town Defender Signs First Pro Deal

Tuesday May 20, 2014: Ipswich Town apprentice Omar Sowumni has agreed his first professional deal at Portman Road.

Four In and Four Out At Doncaster

Monday May 19, 2014: Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov has handed Ben Askins, Lewis Ferguson, Mitchell Lund and Billy Whitehouse their first professional contracts.

Ng & Murdoch Sign On At Crewe

Friday May 16, 2014: Teenagers Perry Ng and Fraser Murdoch have both signed their first professional contracts with League One side Crewe Alexandra.

Pilgrims Duo Join Purrington In Senior Ranks

Friday May 16, 2014: Plymouth Argyle duo River Allen and Aaron Bentley have agreed deals to start next season as first-year professionals much to the delight of Academy m

Humphreys And Roberts Rewarded By Oxford

Friday May 16, 2014: Sam Humphreys and James Roberts have both been offered professional contracts at Oxford United after impressing during their two-year apprenticeships

Torquay Duo Offered Professional Terms

Thursday May 15, 2014: Sam Chaney and Mickey Parcell have been offered professional contracts at the end of their two-year apprenticeship with Torquay United.

What The Scouts Said: Adegboyega 'Bo' Oshoniyi & Richard Hughes Laud Trials

Wednesday May 14, 2014: Former MLS goalkeeper Adegboyega ‘Bo’ Oshoniyi talks to LFETV about his eagerness to recruit players for East Tennessee State University

What The Scouts Said - Rufus Brevett & Steve Gritt Talk Trials

Monday May 12, 2014: Arlesey Town boss Rufus Brevett and Ebbsfleet United Assistant Manager Steve Gritt talk to LFETV after the Assessment Trials at Staines Town.

Assessment Trials Shorts (Staines Town)

Friday May 9, 2014: Barnsley’s Omari Alexander-Salmon and Torquay full-back Jack Mace talk to LFETV about their Assessment Trials appearances and their aspirations

Assessment Trials Shorts (Bradford City)

Wednesday May 7, 2014: Hull City’s Jack Barlow and Preston’s Sean Holmes talk to LFETV about the Assessment Trials and their hopes for the future.

Touchline 23

Marriner, Muamba & Burke on CYL, Youth Internationals And More: Touchline Issue 23

Wednesday April 30, 2014: Download Touchline Issue 23 for a round-up of all the latest news including: Andre Marriner, Fabrice Muamba & Chris Burke spill the beans on CYL, Apprentices of the Year: Mason Bennett, Brendan Galloway & Brad Walker, Next steps: Jamie Hopcutt talks Sweden while Fred Holtom talks Accountancy, The Debutants, International Honours

Academy Status 'More Important Than Survival’ Say Colchester

Tuesday April 29, 2014: Colchester United chairman Robbie Cowling has said Colchester United could’ve coped with relegation to League Two but cannot afford to be denied Cate

Football Unites In Tribute To Fallen Heroes

Friday April 4, 2014: A century on from the Great War of 1914-18, football united to offer its own tributes to those that fought and died for their country in the conflict

Wednesday Sign Starlet Stobbs On

Wednesday March 19, 2014: Sheffield Wednesday starlet Jack Stobbs put pen to paper on his first professional deal last night in front of a crowd of 18,029 at Hillsborough.

Apprentice of the Year - The Winners

Monday March 17, 2014: LFE casts a closer eye over players that scooped The Championship, League One and League Two Apprentice of the Year prizes at last night’s Football L

Apprentice Trio Triumph At Football League Awards

Monday March 17, 2014: It was a night of celebration for three apprentice players at The Football League Awards 2014.

Jason Lee Set For Mentoring Role

Thursday March 13, 2014: Jason Lee, former professional footballer turned Equalities Education Executive for The PFA, has agreed to play a mentoring role at Create Your Legac

The 11 - In Depth (February 2014)

Monday March 10, 2014: They’ve beaten off competition from around 1300 of their peers across the land so here’s an in depth look at who made LFE’s XI for

The 11 - February 2014

Monday March 10, 2014: In the third instalment of ‘The 11’ (February) here’s our talented XI who have made the cut for their academic and football prowess

Loughborough College & University Sign Up

Friday March 7, 2014: LFE Progression Partners Loughborough College and Loughborough University have signed up to promote the excellence of their intuitions to prospective

Ben Purrington

Plymouth's Purrington On England Radar

Friday January 31, 2014: League Two Apprentice of the Year contender, Plymouth Argyle’s Ben Purrington may soon have a double reason to celebrate with The Plymouth Herald rep

Apprentices Shortlisted For Football League Awards

Thursday January 30, 2014: Nine apprentices will be hoping for glory after The Football League announced its shortlists for their annual awards dinner which will take place at

Ehmer Makes Rangers Return

Monday January 27, 2014: Queens Park Rangers have recalled defender Max Ehmer from his loan spell with League One side Carlisle United.

Forest Confirm Brazil Appointment

Thursday January 23, 2014: Nottingham Forest have confirmed the appointment of Gary Brazil as academy manager on a permanent basis.

Imps Apprentices Give Something Back - Grassroots Coaching

Wednesday January 22, 2014: Lincoln City’s youth-team players have been putting something back into local grassroots football while working with The Professional Footballe

The 11 December 13

The 11 - In Depth (December 2013)

Monday December 23, 2013: The 11’ has been selected from a cohort of 1300 apprentice players across the land. So here’s an in depth look at who’s in our pick for December and

The 11 December 13

The 11 (December 2013)

Monday December 23, 2013: In the second instalment of ‘The 11’ (December 13) eleven talented teenagers have made the cut for their academic and football prowess ov

Gregor Rioch

Rioch Excited By Wigan Challenge

Wednesday December 18, 2013: Gregor Rioch has said that he is excited by his ‘fresh challenge’ and ‘amazing opportunity’ as Wigan Athletic’s new Academy manager.

Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas

Wednesday December 18, 2013: LFE would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

blades hospice

Blades Youngsters Elf Around To Support Local Hospice

Wednesday December 18, 2013: Players from Sheffield United’s Academy took on a very different role for a recent trip to the Bluebell Wood Hospice to support the Christmas activit

Stevenage Team Photo

Boro Boys Prepare For Florida Challenge

Tuesday December 17, 2013: Stevenage against Cruzeiro is not a fixture you’ll expect to see anywhere other than maybe on Football Manager. But it will happen for real to

Gregor Rioch

Rioch Steps Down From Coventry Role

Tuesday November 26, 2013: Coventry City academy manager Gregor Rioch is leaving the club after six and a half years with the Sky Blues.

mark cooper

Swindon Committed To Academy Says Cooper

Monday November 25, 2013: Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper insists that he is fully behind the club’s academy and is committed to maintaining it despite austerity measur