As a result of LFE’s Erasmus+ Coaches Trip to Spain last November, Academy staff at Accrington Stanley and Real Betis have established a partnership to exchange ideas and provide new and unique opportunities for players and coaches.
Six Norwich City apprentices used some of their free time during the Erasmus+ pre-season trip in Spain to show support to the local Seville community by putting on a morning coaching session for Puebla CF Under-12s.
From toiling in non-league to thriving in Australia’s top tier, with a detour into the world of E-Sports for good measure. Mitch Austin has certainly forged a unique career path since completing his apprenticeship at Rotherham United in 2010.
Miles Welch-Hayes’ football career so far has been a tale of overcoming obstacles. At 16, he was deemed too small to merit a two-year scholarship as an Academy footballer before eventually earning a professional contract and making his Sky Bet League One debut three years later.
To mark this year’s World Mental Health Day, League Football Education is signing up to the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation. The initiative has been launched by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, the Professional Players Federation and EFL’s charity partner Mind.
This year’s Erasmus+ funded LFE trip to the Netherlands has come to a close for Academy players and staff of Birmingham City, Crewe Alexandra, Grimsby Town, Leeds United, Newport County, Portsmouth, Rochdale and Sheffield United.