General News

Stanley & Betis Create Partnership Following LFE Coach Trip


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.

Clubs Announced For Erasmus+ Pre-season Trips 2019


LFE would like to thank all clubs who applied for this year’s Erasmus+ Pre-Season Trip opportunity, we were extremely pleased with the response we had.

Jones Uses Football Career To Travel The World


Not many English footballers can boast a list of previous clubs from Sweden, Norway and New Zealand on their playing CV – Aaron Jones is an exception to the norm.

Pollock's Tipped For The Top At Northampton


Northampton Town starlet Scott Pollock took his tally to 15 goals for the season already on Saturday as he led the Cobblers Under-18 side to a 3-2 win against Barnet Under-18s.

Canaries Apprentices Conduct Community Work During LFE Spain Trip


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.

Austin Thriving Thanks To Move Down Under


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.

Welch-Hayes Overcomes Setback By Returning To The EFL


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.

Apply Now for Erasmus+ 2019 Pre-Season Trips


League Football Education is providing Academy teams at EFL clubs with the opportunity to take part in a pre-season trip to Spain or the Netherlands in the summer of 2019.

Leeds Starlet Shackleton Striving To Develop On & Off The Pitch


Leeds United’s Jamie Shackleton has enjoyed a remarkable rise to prominence so far this season, establishing himself as a regular member of the first-team squad.

League Football Education Signs Up To Mental Health Charter


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.

Gallery: Dutch trip 2018


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.