General News

Bird Agrees Fresh Terms With Rams


Derby County second-year apprentice Max Bird has agreed a new deal with the Rams to keep him at Pride Park until the summer of 2022.

Results & Fixtures: FA Youth Cup Sixth Round & Semi Final 2018-19


All the results & fixtures for the FA Youth Cup Sixth Round & Semi Final stage:

Results & Fixtures: FA Youth Cup Fifth Round & Sixth Round 2018-19


All the results & fixtures for the FA Youth Cup Fifth & Sixth Round:

Thomas Delivers Talent Transfer Talk To Fleetwood Apprentices


Fleetwood Town’s apprentices reviewed the benefits of developing themselves in and out of football during an LFE Life Skills session delivered by Crawley Town Academy product Cecil Jee Thomas.

Ex-Hatter Gooch Enjoying New Career Painting Movie Sets


Few apprentices step foot back in the club that released them, unless it’s as a visiting player. Most quickly accept their fate and embrace the experience they had, treasuring their memories, remaining friends with former team-mates and staff.

Willis Gives Insight Into USA Scholarships After Successful Freshman Year


The ultimate goal for most apprentices is to complete their two years with a professional contract. However, the lure of an American Soccer Scholarship took Charlton Athletic Academy product Alex Willis down a different career path.

Forest Green Apprentices Create Coaching Sessions For Local Children


Academy players at Forest Green Rovers have been developing their personal and professional skills while helping the community by delivering coaching sessions to young children from the local area.

Rochdale Apprentices: A Decade On


LFE’s Life Skills Manager Simon Williams completed his apprenticeship at Rochdale 10 years ago. He caught up with some former team-mates to find out where they are now.

Okenabirhie Rises Back To The EFL While Studying For Degree


Back in 2015, Fejiri Okenabirhie was at a crossroads in his career. The talented forward had earned a professional contract at Stevenage having made his first-team debut before the completion of his apprenticeship, but was released after a year and ended up dropping to the Isthmian League Premier Division with Harrow Borough.

Sordell Discusses Putting Mental Health First


Marvin Sordell has reached some of the highest heights as a footballer. At 27, the former Watford apprentice has played in the Premier League for two clubs, represented England at youth level and featured for Great Britain in a home Olympics during the London 2012 Games.

Job Opportunity: LFE Regional Officer


LFE Regional Officer vacancy – Based in Eastern England