Eight past apprentices have been included in England’s squad for the upcoming UEFA European Under-19 Championships as they bid to successfully defend their crown in Finland.
Blackburn Rovers highlighted their commitment to raising the profile of emotional well-being within the club by organising a Mental Health Awareness Week for Academy players, parents and staff.
Barnsley second-year apprentice Amir Berkovits has signed his first professional contract to remain at the club until the summer of 2020.
Hartlepool United have sealed the signing of teenage full-back Peter Kioso, who was released by Milton Keynes Dons this summer having completed his apprenticeship.
Newcastle United have handed professional contracts to six academy graduates, with Tom Allan, Lewis Cass, Matthew Longstaff, Oliver Walters, Kelland Watts and Adam Wilson all agreeing full-time deals.
Three former apprentices have penned professional contracts with Europa League-bound Burnley, with Mace Goodridge, Rob Harker and Teddy Perkins all joining the club’s Under-23 squad.
Barnsley have snapped up former Birmingham City apprentice Tai-Reece Chisholm on a one-year deal after impressing in the Under-23s during a trial period towards the end of last season.
AFC Bournemouth have captured the signature of Sheffield United academy graduate David Brooks for an undisclosed fee reportedly in the region of £12million on a four-year deal.
Sheffield Wednesday academy graduate Preslav Borukov has signed his first professional contract following an impressive season in the Under-23s.
Belgian First Division B club OH Leuven have completed the signing of Sheffield Wednesday teenager George Hirst on a five-year contract after the striker refused to sign a new deal at Hillsborough.
Oxford United have completed the signing of Steven Johnson-Fikula after the teenage defender impressed scouts at LFE’s Assessment Trials in May.
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