Thursday April 26, 2012
Tranmere Rovers have today offered professional contracts to Cole Stockton, Jake Kirby and Will Vaulks.
The three are all second year Apprentices and part of Shaun Garnett’s under-18 team.
Stockton is an 18-year-old striker who has been with the Club since joining the under-14s. He spent time on loan at Vauxhall Motors this season and is top scorer for both the reserves and youth teams.
Kirby, 17, is a versatile attacking midfielder who joined the Club’s Centre of Excellence at under-8s. He has featured regularly for the reserves this season.
Centre back Vaulks spent time on loan at Cammell Laird earlier this season. The 18-year-old joined Rovers at the age of 10.
Head of Youth and Centre of Excellence Shaun Garnett said: “I’m delighted for all three – it’s always a special day when you’re offered your first professional contract.”
“They’ve now got to make sure they continue the hard work that got them this far.”
Tranmere first-teamer Danny Holmes, who was in the same position as his younger Prenton Park colleagues 5 years ago, tweeted;
“@WillVaulks colestockton JakeKirby94 made up for you lads! Gutted for the others!”