Burnley apprentice Archie Love has been named LFE’s Apprentice of the Month for November.
The 18-year-old has been a mainstay for the youth team this season and has become a dominant force in the middle of the Clarets midfield. His impressive displays saw him promoted to the reserve side and November saw Archie score his first second string goal in a 6-0 thrashing of Morecambe. His performances were also rewarded with a call up to the Scotland U19’s training camp.
Educationally, Archie has already taken the mature step of planning for his future and is currently undertaking the extra 6 modules of the Level 3 Diploma in order to give himself the opportunity to apply for a place at university, where he hopes to enrol on a Sports Science degree should he not realise his dream of becoming a professional footballer.
Archie’s hard work and dedication isn’t just limited to the apprenticeship, he is also giving up his own time to help promote the Football Club in a positive light.
Burnley’s Head of Education and Welfare Pat McKiernan explains;
“The main reason for nominating Archie is his willingness to give up his time to help and support others. Last year, Archie worked with the Playing for Success based at Turf Moor, supporting Year 7 pupils in numeracy and literacy.”
“This year, Archie has become a personal mentor for a Year 10 student in a local high school who is experiencing behavioural issues within school. Archie visits the school to help support the boy and to set targets with regard to his future behaviour.”
“It is this selfless attitude and willingness to help others which makes Archie stand out as an apprentice and a young man at our Football Club.”
LFE Regional Officer Craig Skinner was also full of praise for the youngster;
“I’m extremely pleased that Archie has won Apprentice of the Month. He consistently displays an excellent attitude and work ethic in all areas of the programme, excelling at the Club and at Preston College – where he is completing additional BTEC units to distinction level.”
“Archie conducts himself in a professional manner at all times and is fully deserving of this accolade – well done!”