General News

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.

Gallery: Spain Trip 2018


Academy squads of Bolton Wanderers, Bury, Millwall, Milton Keynes Dons, Morecambe and Norwich City will kick-start their seasons this weekend after completing a two-week trip to Spain, organised by LFE and funded by Erasmus+.

Results: Matchday 3 in Spain & the Netherlands


Fourteen EFL academies played their final matches of this year’s LFE trips. In Spain, three sides were protecting unbeaten records, while in the Netherlands, two teams participated in the Volendam Tournament and four took part in the SP Lochem U19 Tournament.

Millwall U18s 0 - 6 Real Madrid U17s


Millwall were taught a football lesson by an awesome Real Madrid side who perfected every area of the game in a tiring examination for Chris Perry’s team.

MK Dons U18s 0 - 5 Atlético Madrid U18s


MK Dons got no reward for a battling performance against an excellent Atletico side, who showed how high the standard is to succeed at one of Europe’s elite clubs.

Results: Matchday 2 in Spain & the Netherlands


The fourteen academy teams out in Spain and the Netherlands were back in match action for their second round of fixtures, with seven of our English Football League clubs bidding to maintain their 100% records.

Released Apprentices Try Their Luck In Sweden


League Football Education continues to provide past Apprentices with the opportunity to earn a route back into full-time football through the Erasmus+ Player Placement programme, which sends players out to Sweden for three months.

Grimsby Town U18s 7 - 0 FC Dordrecht U17s


We began our pre-season trip fixtures in Holland with a game against FC Dordrecht. Town scored early on in the game through Rumarn Burrell rounding the keeper and slotting it in from a very tight angle. The team continued to push on straight after scoring, creating a few chances down the wide areas of the pitch, with crosses being delivered by Tom Jamieson and Joe Starbuck.

Results: Matchday 1 in Spain & the Netherlands


After almost a week of training, the fourteen clubs on this year’s LFE pre-season trip in Spain and the Netherlands competed in their first matches against European opposition. Here’s the results from Matchday 1: