LFE News provides you with coverage of all the latest events in Youth Football, from the Premier Academy League to the Football League Youth Alliance.

Posh Snap Up Blades Starlet Reed


Peterborough United have swooped for highly-rated Sheffield United youngster Louis Reed for an undisclosed fee, agreeing a three-year contract.

Willetts Eyes Future in Higher Education


Nottingham Forest midfielder Jake Willetts is preparing for an alternative future in case he is unable to secure a professional contract.

Bantams Promote Youth Coach Collins To Head Coach


Bradford City have appointed former Under-18s manager Michael Collins as first-team Head Coach, with PDP coach Martin Drury progressing to an assistant coach alongside previous caretaker boss Greg Abbott.

Pinnock Returns To The EFL With Move To Wimbledon


Former Southend United apprentice Mitch Pinnock has jumped back into the English Football League, becoming the first signing of the summer for Sky Bet League One outfit AFC Wimbledon, with the fee to be resolved by a tribunal.

Seabolt Offers Insight Into American Soccer Scholarships


Missouri State University Associate Head Coach Michael Seabolt lauded LFE’s Assessment Trials as a great opportunity for American Universities to create links with UK academy players and attract them to considering a soccer scholarship.

Clifton Signs Fresh Deal With Mariners


Grimsby Town have tied up the future of midfielder Harry Clifton, signing a new three-year contract until 2021.

Shaw Discusses The Transition Into Higher Education


Nottingham Trent University Head of Football Tom Shaw revealed he was impressed with the standard of players on display at LFE’s Assessment Trials, with over 225 former academy players showcasing their ability to scouts of clubs and Universities from across the country and abroad.

Allassani Earns Rise Up To The EFL With Sky Blues


Coventry City have snapped up former Crystal Palace apprentice Reise Allassani from Dulwich Hamlet for an undisclosed fee, with the attacking midfielder agreeing a two-year deal.

Paul Urwin Set To Swim For Macmillan Cancer Support


LFE North East Regional Officer Paul Urwin is fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support as he prepares to take on the two-mile Great North Swim on Friday 8th June, as well as another mile the following day.

Past Apprentices Selected To Represent LFE At V9 Academy Trials


Fourteen former apprentices have been handed the opportunity to earn a route back into professional football after being recruited for a League Football Education (LFE) representative team that will play against Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy.

Wimbledon Add Wood To Development Squad


AFC Wimbledon have snapped up Burnley academy graduate Tommy Wood to add to Alan Reeves’ development squad for next season having impressed on trial towards the end of the campaign.