Friday July 31, 2015

Gallery: Millwall Prepare for Lokeren

Millwall Under 18’s take on KSC Lokeren Under 19’s tomorrow afternoon for the opening game of their LFE preseason trip to the Netherlands.

The young Lions have settled in quickly to life in Gilze and while a friendly practice game was organised against Carlisle, 16-year-old Noel Leighton hi…

Gallery: Bury Encounter Vitesse Arnhem

Friday July 31, 2015: Bury Under 18’s play the opening fixture of their LFE ...

Gallery: Rochdale Gearing Up For Dordrecht test

Friday July 31, 2015: Rochdale’s Academy players have been in the Netherlands for ...

Derby Training Gallery

Friday July 31, 2015: Derby County’s academy team have had a busy week since arriving in The Netherlands on Monday. The team has been hard at work, training rigorously in

Gallery: Wolves take on Dordrecht

Friday July 31, 2015: Wolves Under 18’s are ready for the first competitive match of their LFE trip to the Netherlands as they face FC D. FC Dordrecht Under 19’

Gallery: Crewe Ready for Dutch Test

Friday July 31, 2015: Crewe Alexandra Under 18’s will finally get their LFE preseason trip truly underway tomorrow when they face Ado Den Haag Under 19’s for t

Middlesbrough Training Gallery

Friday July 31, 2015: Middleborough’s U-18’s are coming towards the end of their first week away in the Netherlands. The youngsters have been hard at work so far, training

Rochdale's Dutch Tour in Tweets

Thursday July 30, 2015: The tour is now well underway for Rochdale after they arrived in Amsterdam from Manchester on Monday before heading on to Den Bosch.

Shakers Starlets Caught on Camera

Thursday July 30, 2015: Talented Bury teenagers Sam Gibson and Jake Durham have caught up with the club’s YouTube channel to discuss the early stages of their LFE pres

Wolves - The Trip On Twitter

Wednesday July 29, 2015: Wolves Under 18’s have made the trip from Birmingham Airport to the Netherlands for their LFE preseason trip.

Millwall's Tour in Tweets

Wednesday July 29, 2015: Millwall Under 18’s have landed in the Netherlands to begin their LFE preseason trip.

Duckrell Describes Livingston Contract As 'Dream Come True'

Wednesday July 29, 2015: Moses Duckrell has described signing for Scottish Championship side Livingston as “a dream come true”.

Bury's Trip In Tweets (The Story So Far)

Wednesday July 29, 2015: Bury Under 18’s may have left their Gigg Lane and Carrington training bases behind but they are already settling in to their new temporary home

Crewe Academy Players Receive Social Media Training

Tuesday July 28, 2015: Crewe Alexandra’s apprentice players have taken part in a social media training session in order to make better use of platforms such a Facebook, Twi

Bury Under-18's Settle In Venlo

Tuesday July 28, 2015: Bury Under 18’s have arrived in Holland as they begin their LFE preseason tour.

Barnsley Prospect Holgate Trials At Manchester United

Tuesday July 28, 2015: Barnsley youngster Mason Holgate has been taken on trial by Manchester United.

Reed Receives Blades Contract

Tuesday July 28, 2015: Louis Reed has praised Sheffield United’s commitment to youth after pledging his long-term future to the club.

Everton Defender John Stones Could Be Set for £26m Chelsea Move

Tuesday July 28, 2015: John Stones could become one of the most expensive defenders in history if Chelsea are successful in their £26 million pursuit of the Everton defende

Duo Head to USA on Scholarships

Tuesday July 28, 2015: Jordan Forrester and Macauley King are the latest pair of former apprentices to head to the USA after securing scholarships at American universities.

Blades Youngster Aims High

Monday July 27, 2015: Sheffield United youngster Kler Heh has set his sights on continuing his incredible journey by one day becoming a Premier League footballer.

Clubs Go Dutch To Hone Skills

Saturday July 25, 2015: Academy players at Bury, Crewe Alexandra, Millwall and Wolverhampton Wanderers will head out to The Netherlands on Monday as part of a pre-season tri

Alex Apprentices Excited By Dutch Trip

Friday July 24, 2015: Crewe Alexandra academy prospects Harry Pickering and Matthew Neal have told LFE that they are excited by the prospect of their two-week trip to the

Another Goal for Telford at New Club Stoke

Thursday July 23, 2015: Dom Telford found the back of the net just minutes after entering the action for new club Stoke City in their 6-0 win over Wrexham last night.

Reece James Signs for Wigan from Manchester United

Thursday July 23, 2015: Wigan Athletic have completed the signing of Manchester United defender Reece James on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Lincoln Kick Off Coaching Qualification at Local School

Monday July 20, 2015: Lincoln City’s first year apprentices kicked-off their Level 2 Coaching qualification at North Kesteven School in Lincoln last week.

Wright To Stay At North End

Wednesday July 15, 2015: Preston North End defender Bailey Wright has signed a two-year contract extension which will keep him at Deepdale until 2017.

Gray Signs New Deal With Blues

Tuesday July 14, 2015: Birmingham City starlet Demarai Gray has signed a new three-year contract with the club. Gray who graduated from the Blues apprenticeship programme i

Wimbledon Not Looking To Sell Sweeney

Tuesday July 14, 2015: AFC Wimbledon have told suitors of Ryan Sweeney that only a “ridiculous offer” will tempt them to sell the young defender.

Butcher Keen to Keep Prized Asset Poole

Wednesday July 8, 2015: Newport County boss Terry Butcher has admitted that he is keen to keep prized asset Regan Poole at the club.

Adam Matthews Signs Four-Year Deal With Sunderland

Tuesday July 7, 2015: Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Adam Matthews from Celtic for £2m on a four-year deal. The Wales international, 23 becomes Dick AdvocaatR

Lang Signs Deal With Rangers

Thursday July 2, 2015: Glasgow Rangers have added former Birmingham City apprentice Tom Lang to their squad for next season.

The 11 (In Depth) - June 2015

Monday June 29, 2015: Here’s an in depth look at who made LFE’s XI for June 2015 and why they’ve been included:

Bantams Quartet Banging The Drum For Youth

Tuesday June 23, 2015: Bradford City have reaffirmed their commitment to pushing their youth players towards senior action according to the club’s academy supremo Steve Tho

Gomez Signs For Liverpool

Monday June 22, 2015: Liverpool have signed Charlton Athletic’s teenage defender Joe Gomez for £3.5m. The England Under-19 international had a medical on Friday and agreed

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

Former Blackpool Defender D'Arcy Making His Mark In NHS

Saturday June 20, 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

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.

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