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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.

Fixtures: FA Youth Cup Third Round 2018


All the fixtures for the FA Youth Cup Third Round:

Pair Of Ex-Apprentices Earn New Deals In Sweden


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

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.