Sky Blues Sign-on Six More

By: Elaine Brand |
22/04/15 |

George Thomas

Coventry City have offered six apprentices professional deals for next term.

George Thomas, Cian Harries, Dion Kelly-Evans, Devon Kelly-Evans, Ben Stevenson and Kyle Spence have all been rewarded for their progress this term.

With James Maddison penning a three-year deal earlier in the campaign, it means that the Sky Blues have given professional deals to seven players from a cohort of ten.

“We’re delighted to see so many of our Academy graduates get offered a professional deal at the club this season,” said academy manager Richard Stevens.

“It’s even more satisfying when five of these boys have been at the club since the age of nine. There will be many full and part time staff who have invested time in these boys over the years and we must thank them also.”

“With Jason Farndon’s leadership and coaching, the players have shown fantastic levels of progression which has been evident in their performances in the FA Youth Cup and in the League.”

Under-18s coach Jason Farndon said it has been a fantastic year for the group and they should all be extremely proud of their efforts.

He added: “Whilst we always knew this age group was a talented group, the levels of progression I’ve seen from the players since they became apprentices has been outstanding.”

“A lot has been made of James Maddison and George Thomas’ talents, but every other player has a real chance to become the club’s stars of the future.”

“It is a great day for all of the Academy staff and myself, who has had the pleasure of being part of their journey.”

Luke Bromley, Kyle Barnett and Jake Richards are the unlucky players not to be handed deals.