Where are they Now?

Welch-Hayes Overcomes Setback By Returning To The EFL

15/10/18

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

11/10/18

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

03/05/18

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

02/05/18

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

02/05/18

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

01/05/18

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

15/02/18

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

11/01/18

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

11/01/18

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

10/01/18

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.

Hopcutt Gunning For Europa Glory

05/10/17

Six years ago Jamie Hopcutt feared that his football career was over before it had even properly got started. Now 25, he is starring for Ostersunds FK in Sweden’s top division and playing European football

Hood Pursues New Career By Moving Into Higher Education

08/06/17

Having made the step up to featuring in first-team pre-season friendlies in 2014, former Scunthorpe apprentice Jacob Hood suffered a degenerative knee problem that ended the second year of his apprenticeship before it had begun.