Premier U18 League
Blackburn Rovers forward Dan Butterworth has signed his first professional contract with the club. The 18-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal, which will keep him at Ewood Park until the summer of 2020.
Nottingham Forest have handed first-year apprentice Riley Harbottle his first professional contract having turned 17 at the end of last month.
LFE is offering EFL clubs the chance to head over to Spain or the Netherlands to complete their preparations ahead of the 2018-19 season.
Ipswich Town defenders Luke Woolfenden and Patrick Webber have both agreed new contracts with the club, keeping them at Portman Road until 2019 with the option of a further year.
Oldham Athletic Under-18s manager Tony Philliskirk praised the younger members of his squad after the Latics saw off Doncaster Rovers despite fielding a depleted team.
England youth squads have been announced for the forthcoming international break, with 23 apprentices past and present earning selections for the Under-19s, 20s or 21s.
Sheffield United starlet David Brooks has ended speculation over his international future after being named in Chris Coleman’s senior Wales squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Three current apprentices have been named in Steve Cooper’s England squad for the upcoming Under-17 World Cup in India.
Sheffield Wednesday first-year apprentice Liam Waldock has penned his professional deal, committing his future with the club until summer 2020.
Derby County have handed first-year apprentice Max Bird his first professional contract, keeping him at the club until at least 2020.
Two former LFE apprentices have been named on a shortlist of 25 candidates for the 2017 Golden Boy Award, an annual prize given to the best player under the age of 21 in Europe.
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