Where are they Now?

Thomas Delivers Talent Transfer Talk To Fleetwood Apprentices

11/02/19

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

08/02/19

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

07/02/19

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.

Rochdale Apprentices: A Decade On

06/02/19

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

06/02/19

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

04/02/19

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.

Pair Of Ex-Apprentices Earn New Deals In Sweden

20/11/18

Two former apprentices have benefited from LFE’s Erasmus+ Player Placement Programme by earning one-year contract extensions at Swedish club Ytterhogdals IK.

MacFarlane Sets Up New Career With Law Degree

14/11/18

As a schoolboy, Jack MacFarlane was playing alongside future Premier League stars Calum Chambers, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Luke Shaw and James Ward-Prowse at Southampton.

Jones Uses Football Career To Travel The World

02/11/18

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.

Bent Making The Most Of American Life

23/10/18

Dan Bent has enjoyed a significant upturn in fortunes since undertaking a soccer scholarship in the USA. In 2015, he was released by Gillingham at the end of his apprenticeship, yet has now been voted in the top 100 prospects for the new college soccer season.

Austin Thriving Thanks To Move Down Under

16/10/18

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.