Monday June 29, 2015

The 11 (In Depth) - June 2015

Here’s an in depth look at who made LFE’s XI for June 2015 and why they’ve been included:

George O’Neill (Birmingham City)

One of eight youngsters to have secured a professional deal towards the end of last season, striker George has also excelled off the pitch working to Distinction level o…

Bantams Quartet Banging The Drum For Youth

Tuesday June 23, 2015: Bradford City have reaffirmed their commitment to pushing t ...

Gomez Signs For Liverpool

Monday June 22, 2015: Liverpool have signed Charlton Athletic’s teenage defender ...

Fry Confident James Will Come Good

Monday June 22, 2015: Barry Fry has backed Luke James to come good for Peterborough. James 20, who was the League One Apprentice of the Year in 2013, moved to the Posh las

Kapend Agrees Vale Deal

Friday June 19, 2015: Jonathan Kapend has signed his first professional contract with the Valiants.

Hickford Signs New Dons Deal

Thursday June 18, 2015: Harry Hickford has signed a two-year deal to keep him at MK Dons until the summer of 2017. The Milton Keynes-born 18-year-old has been with the club since the age of 10 and signed his first professional deal with the club last summer after completing his apprenticeship.

Peters Returns To Mansfield To Head Academy Coaching

Thursday June 18, 2015: Mansfield Town have named former player Mark Peters as head of academy coaching. Peters, who played for the Stags between 1994 – 1999, will work alongside academy boss John Dempster in the new youth set-up.

Onyedinma Signs Millwall Extension

Thursday June 18, 2015: Millwall have extended teenage midfielder Fred Onyedinma’s contract to the summer of 2017. The 18-year-old has made nine first-team appearances for the Lions and impressed while spending the majority of last season loan at League Two side Wycombe Wanderers, helping them to the play-offs.

Former Blackpool Defender D'Arcy Making His Mark In NHS

Monday June 15, 2015: Kieran D’Arcy has told LFE how he made the transition from player to full-time NHS Physiotherapist with a little help from The Professional Foo

California Buzz For Carey-Morrell

Monday June 15, 2015: Former Stevenage defender Jamie Carey-Morrell has spoken about the “buzz” and positivity of his first year at California State University, Bakersfiel

Redfearn To Return To Leeds

Wednesday June 10, 2015: Neil Redfearn is set to return to Leeds United as head of the club’s academy. Redfearn had previously occupied that position before taking charge of the first team for 33 games during the 2014-15 season.

Shrewsbury Keen to Keep Ginnelly

Wednesday May 27, 2015: Shrewsbury Town chief executive Matt Williams has asked Josh Ginnelly to stay at the Greenhous Meadow next season.

Gulls Swoop For Lavercombe Signature

Wednesday May 27, 2015: Torquay United goalkeeper Dan Lavercombe has signed a two-year professional contract with the Gulls. The news comes just days after he was invited fo

Harries Aims For Coventry First Team

Wednesday May 27, 2015: Cian Harries is aiming for a place in Tony Mowbray’s Coventry City first team after signing his first professional contract with the club.

Hall and Rooney Offered Professional Contracts at Plymouth

Wednesday May 27, 2015: Callum Hall and Louis Rooney will end their apprenticeship at Plymouth Argyle with the offer of professional deals on the table.

Kinsella pens new deal with Walsall

Tuesday May 26, 2015: Liam Kinsella has agreed a new two-year contract with Walsall.

Newport's Parselle Signs Pro Deal

Thursday May 21, 2015: Newport County AFC apprentice Kieran Parselle has signed a professional contract with the club.

Rochdale Youngster Signs New Deal at Spotland

Thursday May 21, 2015: Rochdale teenager Andy Cannon has signed a new deal with the League One club which will keep him at Spotland until 2017.

Morecambe Sign Barkhuizen

Thursday May 21, 2015: Morecambe have signed winger Tom Barkhuizen on a two-year deal after he was released by Blackpool.

Redfearn Offered a Return to Academy Role

Thursday May 21, 2015: Leeds United director Adam Pearson has told Neil Redfearn that he is free to resume his old job as academy boss at Leeds United if he wants it.

Stunning End for Addicks and Bokciu

Thursday May 14, 2015: Charlton Athletic crowned a fine season by lifting the Professional Development League Category 2 national title earlier this week with a 1-0 win ove

Dramatic Turnaround Sees Edmundson Sign Pro Deal

Wednesday May 13, 2015: Just two weeks after being told he was surplus to requirements, Oldham Athletic defender George Edmundson has signed a one-year professional contract

Blackpool sign Blyth Cup hero Jarrett Rivers

Thursday May 7, 2015: Blackpool have confirmed the signing of Blyth Spartans winger Jarrett Rivers for an undisclosed fee.

Lactics Take the Silverware in Youth Alliance Cup Final

Wednesday April 29, 2015: Oldham Athletic’s Under-18 rounded off the season in style and with silverware, thanks to an emphatic 4-0 victory over MK Dons in the Football League

Super Saves From Blades Stopper

Friday April 24, 2015: Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has shown that strikers should not get all of the attention with a hat-trick of saves caught on camera.

Cherries Hand Out Four Pro Deals

Friday April 24, 2015: AFC Bournemouth’s academy manager Joe Roach has hailed the decision to hand four apprentice players their first professional deals.

Jordan Unsworth's Incredible Story

Thursday April 23, 2015: Wigan Academy manager Gregor Rioch has admitted to being “humbled” by the tale of their current apprentice Jordan Unsworth who will leave the club th

Wigan Starlets Can Be The Future of The Club Says Rioch

Wednesday April 22, 2015: Sam Cosgrove and Louis Robles are among half a dozen players to have been offered professional deals by Wigan Athletic.

Warburton and Clifton Offered Northampton Deals

Wednesday April 22, 2015: Northampton duo Sam Warburton and Danny Clifton have been offered professional deals at the club.

Sky Blues Sign-on Six More

Wednesday April 22, 2015: Coventry City have offered six apprentices professional deals for next term.

Gomez Proud To Be Nominated For Award

Monday April 20, 2015: Charlton Athletic’s Joe Gomez hailed his nomination for the LFE Championship Apprentice of the Year Award as a “great experience” despite

Coleman Praise For Stanley Trio Signing Pro Terms

Wednesday April 8, 2015: Accrington Stanley have offered professional contracts to Max Hazeldine, Kealan Steenson and Keenan Quansah.

Klug Hails Next Generation of Tractor Boys Talent

Tuesday March 31, 2015: Ipswich Town Academy Director Bryan Klug has hailed the next generation of talent coming through at Portman Road.

Rasulo Joins Aldershot On Loan

Monday March 30, 2015: MK Dons youngster Giorgio Rasulo has joined Conference side Aldershot Town on loan until the end of the season.

International Hat-trick for Leicester City's Harry

Monday March 30, 2015: Leicester City youngster Harry Panayiotou hit a hat-trick as St Kitts and Nevis blasted their way past Turks and Caicos Islands in the first stage of

Moss Hopeful For Barbados Win Tonight

Thursday March 26, 2015: A CONCACAF first round pre-qualifying fixture between Barbados versus the US Virgin Islands may go under the radar in the UK yet for one former LFE a

Design A Kit With Kick It Out

Monday March 16, 2015: Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation, is challenging young people to design a kit for their grassroots, community or school fo

Blades Take a 'Look at Life' With The Yorkshire Regiment

Monday March 16, 2015: Sheffield United Academy has recently been working in partnership with The Yorkshire Regiment (4th Battalion), taking advantage of the newly launched

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Job Opportunity: Regional Officer / NVQ Internal Verifier

Friday March 13, 2015: Regional Officer / NVQ Internal Verifier – based London, South or South East

Lincoln Youth Squad Support Reading in Schools

Monday March 2, 2015: Pupils at Westgate Academy Junior School and Sir Francis Hill Community Primary enjoyed a visit from apprentices from Lincoln City Football Club rece

Kennedy Signs Stevenage Deal

Thursday February 19, 2015: Stevenage youngster Ben Kennedy has signed a professional deal, five days after scoring twice in the clubs 3-1 League Two victory over Hartlepool Uni

Tranmere Sign Sheffield United Defender

Monday February 16, 2015: Tranmere Rovers have signed Harrison McGahey on a youth loan from Sheffield United until the end of the season.

Westley Says Ben Kennedy Could Go Far

Monday February 16, 2015: Stevenage boss Graham Westley says that Ben Kennedy has the potential to follow in the footsteps of George Boyd if he works hard.

Robinson Has High Hopes For Gray

Thursday February 12, 2015: Birmingham City captain Paul Robinson believes teenage star Demarai Gray could go on to emulate England internationals Raheem Sterling and Daniel Stu

Scotland No.1 Loving Life At Bury

Wednesday February 11, 2015: Bury goalkeeper Jack Ruddy has hailed the clubs commitment to promoting young players and says that it was the major factor in him joining the Shaker

Time to Talk

Thursday February 5, 2015: LFE has joined The Professional Footballers’ Association in supporting #TimetoTalk Day.

Carlisle Admits Suicide Attempts

Thursday February 5, 2015: Clarke Carlisle has spoken of how decided that he “had to die” after being charged with a drink-driving offence, and later jumped into th

Harris Praise For Merit League

Tuesday February 3, 2015: Portsmouth’s Under-18 coach Mikey Harris has praised the introduction of the newly-formed Merit League 1 division.

Birmingham Bouyed By Gray Stay

Tuesday February 3, 2015: Birmingham City have issued a statement revealing their delight at retaining the services of Academy graduate Demarai Gray.

Alli Transfer To Spurs Makes Robinson Proud

Tuesday February 3, 2015: Milton Keynes Dones manager Karl Robinson has revealed his ‘pride’ and ‘delight’ after youngster Dele Alli completed a deadline day move to Tottenham

Maddison Needs Rest And Won't Be Sold Says Pressley

Thursday January 29, 2015: Coventry City manager Stephen Pressley insists that he does not want to sell teenage forward James Maddison who is currently unable to play due to gr

Rowett Dismisses Gray Exit Talk

Monday January 26, 2015: Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett has dismissed speculation surrounding Demarai Gray’s and said the player should only consider leaving St. Andrew’

Newcastle Favourites To Sign Alli

Friday January 23, 2015: Newcastle United have emerged as favourites to sign MK Dons youngster Dele Alli after manager Karl Robinson confirmed their interest in him, report t