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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

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


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

Results & Fixtures: FA Youth Cup Third & Fourth Round 2018-19


All the results & fixtures for the FA Youth Cup Third & Fourth Round:

FA Youth Cup: Preston North End 2 - 2 Charlton Athletic (3 - 1 on penalties)


Preston North End U18s prevailed on penalties against Charlton Athletic Under-18s at Deepdale to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup.

Wigan Athletic Apprentices Support Rainbow Laces In Kick It Out Workshop


Academy players at Wigan Athletic were provided the opportunity to increase their knowledge of equality and diversity with an LFE Life Skills session from Kick It Out, delivered by Troy Townsend and Marcus Gayle.