Monday December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

League Football Education would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you for all your help and support during 2014.

We would like to mention that LFE’s head office will be closing at dinner time on Christmas Eve and will be re-opening on Friday 2 January 2015.

Boro Youngsters Spread Festive Cheer

Friday December 19, 2014: Middlesbrough’s apprentice players have been spreadin ...

Re-vamped Touchline Magazine Out Now

Thursday December 18, 2014: Download the new look Touchline for a round-up of all the l ...

Oxford Face Man City Youth Cup Stadium Bow

Oxford Face Man City Youth Cup Stadium Bow

Wednesday December 17, 2014: Oxford United will become Manchester City’s first opponents in their shiny new Academy stadium in Thursday night’s FA Youth Cup tie.

Toney Told To Stick With Cobblers

Thursday December 11, 2014: Northampton Town striker Marc Richards has told Ivan Toney to stick with Northampton, at least until the end of this season.

James Maddison Signs Coventry Deal

Monday November 24, 2014: Coventry City striker James Maddison has put pen to paper on his first professional contract that will see him stay at the club until June 2018.

Kick It Out App - Making A Difference - Download It Now

Tuesday November 18, 2014: Kick It Out’s App allows players, coaches and fans to report abuse in a confidential and anonymous way.

Lincoln Re-Sign Birmingham City Midfielder on Loan

Monday November 17, 2014: Birmingham City midfielder and former LFE blogger Charlee Adams has re-joined Conference side Lincoln City on loan until January.


'Lest We Forget' - Stant Leads Wycombe Trip To The Somme

Tuesday November 11, 2014: The Football League’s Phil Stant recently led a delegation from Wycombe Wanderers, that included all The Chairboys first-team squad, to The Somme as

Wigan Duo Gain International Recognition

Friday November 7, 2014: Wigan Athletic youngster Adrian Purzycki has been called-up to the Poland Under 18s squad.

Warrington Hitman Hoping For FA Cup Upset

Friday November 7, 2014: Warrington Town striker Ben Wharton is hoping that tonight’s First Round FA Cup clash against Exeter City provides him with the platform to prove ple

Curle Tells Potts To Forget Moving & Just Enjoy His Football

Wednesday October 29, 2014: Carlisle United manager Keith Curle has told Brad Potts to enjoy his football and bide his time for a move.

Matt Ingram Scoops Young Player of the Month

Tuesday October 28, 2014: Wycombe Wanderers goalkeeper Matt Ingram has received the Football League’s Young Player of the Month for September.

Loughborough Lads Go Down To Man Utd Youth XI

Loughborough Lads Go Down To Man Utd Youth XI

Wednesday October 22, 2014: A Loughborough team containing eight former apprentices went down 2-0 to a Manchester United Youth XI last night.

Cherries Youth Team Receive Boost For Charity

Tuesday October 14, 2014: AFC Bournemouth’s apprentices attempts to raise money for the epidermolysis bullosa charity DEBRA has received a massive boost with a £1,000 donation

Gomez Signs New Charlton Deal

Monday October 13, 2014: Charlton Athletic defender Joe Gomez has agreed a new long-term contract with the Championship club.

Newport Starlet Poole Placed On Standby For Wales

Tuesday October 7, 2014: Newport County’s teenage starlet Regan Poole has been placed on standby for the Wales under-17 squad ahead of their UEFA qualifiers later this month.

Ryan Hoping For Chance To Take Deepdale Centre Stage

Tuesday October 7, 2014: Preston North End youngster Jack Ryan is hoping he can go on to take centre stage after making his debut during the 4-2 victory over Colchester on Sa

John Stones

Summer That Changed Everything For Stones

Tuesday October 7, 2014: Everton and England defender John Stones has revealed that one life changing summer helped him make it to the top amid uncertainty over whether he’d

Lincoln Players Do Their Bit

Tuesday September 30, 2014: Lincoln City’s youth players have being doing there bit for the local community since they returned to action in July.

Offrande Zanzala Wins Donald Bell Award

Tuesday September 30, 2014: Derby County’s Offrande Zanzala has been named as the winner of the Donald Bell Award by League Football Education (LFE). Zanzala was presented with

Hull City's Watson Has X Factor

Monday September 22, 2014: Hull City youngster Rory Watson showed he has the X-Factor after belting out an impressive rendition of Jason Mraz’s ‘I’m yours’.

Cherries Youth Team Set To Shave Heads For Charity

Thursday September 11, 2014: AFC Bournemouth’s youth team are defying the stereotype of modern footballers by shaving their heads to raise money for EB charity DEBRA, after

Netherlands Tour 2014: Week 2 Gallery

Wednesday August 13, 2014: With Bradford City, Birmingham City, Sheffield United and Portsmouth all returning to English soil last weekend, LFE’s gallery looks back at th

United And England Chance For James

Tuesday August 12, 2014: Manchester United starlet Reece James could be in line for his Premier League bow and as well as an England Under 21 call-up after impressing on the

Netherlands Tour 2014: Tournament Gallery

Tuesday August 12, 2014: With Portsmouth short on fit players, Birmingham, Bradford and Sheffield United went head to head on the penultimate day of this year’s LFE organised

Netherlands Pre-Season Tour 2014: Caught on Camera

Tuesday August 5, 2014: With Bradford City, Birmingham City, Sheffield United and Portsmouth all in action twice during their first week on tour LFE looks at some of the bes

Blades On The Box

Tuesday August 5, 2014: Watch footage from Sheffield United Under 18’s 3-0 win over NAC Breda and their narrow 2-1 defeat to Feyenoord on their pre-season tour to the

Blues On The Box

Tuesday August 5, 2014: Birmingham City’s Jacob Weaver and Wes McDonald take the time out to give their reaction on their defeat against PSV Eindhoven and look forward

Notts County & Nottingham Forest: Spanish Tour Gallery

Monday August 4, 2014: With their summer adventure to Spain now over LFE looks back at the best moments from Notts County and Nottingham Forest’s tour to Valencia:

Harris Hails Pompey's Learning Curve After Vitesse Victory

Monday August 4, 2014: Portsmouth Under 18 coach Mikey Harris has hailed his players capacity to learn and adapt quickly during their pre-season tour to the Netherlands.

Kick It Out Announces Focus For Second 'Season of Action'

Monday August 4, 2014: Kick It Out has announced that it will shine a spotlight on grassroots and community activity during its second successive ‘Season of Action’ which r

Pompey on Tour: The story so far

Monday August 4, 2014: With one week down – LFE’s Gavin Willacy reflects on Portsmouth Under 18’s opening two games of their Dutch tour.

Nottingham Forest & Notts County Tour: Games Gallery

Thursday July 31, 2014: Both Nottingham clubs have now been in action three times during their 12 day stay in Spain.

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Employment opportunity: Alumni Liaison Officer

Thursday July 31, 2014: An excellent opportunity to join League Football Education (LFE) as its Alumni Liaison Officer, has become available.

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Lift-off For Clubs On Dutch Tour

Tuesday July 29, 2014: Bradford City, Birmingham City, Sheffield United and Portsmouth’s pre-season tour to The Netherlands finally got lift-off in earnest this morning aft

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Job Opportunity: Quality Improvement Assistant

Friday July 25, 2014: An excellent opportunity to join the Quality Team of League Football Education has become available.

Postcards From Spain: Notts County & Forest Tour

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

Nottingham Clubs Continue Pre-Season In Spain

Monday July 21, 2014: Academy players from Nottingham Forest and Notts County jetted out to Spain earlier today on a pre-season tour that has been arranged in conjunction

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.

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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 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