Where are they Now?

Bent Making The Most Of American Life


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


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.

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.

Read Relishing New Start In Canada


When Josh Read accepted the offer of a professional contract in the summer of 2015, a soccer scholarship across the North Atlantic Ocean would have been very low on the list of likely outcomes, if at all, for the former Exeter City apprentice.

Bantams Youngsters Receive Cardiac Health Awareness Workshop


Under-18s and Under-23s players at Bradford City boosted their awareness of cardiac health during an LFE Life Skills session delivered by Tobi Alabi, founder of the Heart4More Foundation.

Guerfi Enjoys A Fresh Start In Sweden


LFE’s Player Placement programme continues to provide past apprentices with the opportunity to carve their way back into full-time football during a three-month stay in Sweden.

Burn & Dunkley Show There Is More Than One Way To Become A Pro


Long before forming the meanest centre-half partnership in the EFL, Wigan Athletic’s Dan Burn and Chey Dunkley shared a common desire to achieve in the classroom, as well as on the pitch.

Mills Discusses His Swedish Adventure On BBC North West Tonight


Former Macclesfield Town apprentice Andrew Mills first jetted off to Sweden to play for Arnäs IF Herrlag in the country’s sixth tier as part of LFE’s Player Placement programme back in 2014 after being released by the Silkmen.

Ex-Wolves Apprentice Studies For Future As A Physio


When Dan Murray was sat on the treatment table at Wolverhampton Wanderers he could not have imagined that it would lead directly down another path.

Hilton Pursues A Degree In Maths


To a certain extent it is true that football is a numbers game, whether that’s points, attendances or finance. The notion also applies to professional footballers and contracts particularly at 18 years of age, when there are more apprentices completing apprenticeships than professional contracts on offer.

Former Notts County Apprentice Targets Career in Sports Law


Tyler Guy may not have ventured far since leaving Meadow Lane in the summer of 2013, but he has already covered significant ground on his journey towards a new career.