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23 December 2016

Defender recognised for achievements on and off the pitch

- Jordan Williams named in LFE's 11
- Academy defender recognised for achievements on and off pitch
- England Under-18 international plays regularly for U23s

Huddersfield Town Academy defender Jordan Williams has been honoured by the League Football Education scheme for his on and off-field achievements.

Williams has been selected for the League Football Education’s 'The 11’ for December 2016 - acknowledging the football and academic progress of Under-18 players on apprenticeships at current or former English Football League clubs.

It is also designed to assess other factors such as involvement in community or charity based initiatives.

Williams, who is still a first year scholar, has played regularly for Frankie Bunn’s Under-23 side this season; he’s made nine starts, with a further three substitute appearances.

Meltham-born Jordan has also earned two caps for the England Under-18 side, the most recent coming in an international friendly against Israel in September 2016.

He also travelled with David Wagner’s First Team squad on the pre-season camp to Austria, playing in the win over Bundesliga side FC Ingolstadt 04 as a substitute at right back.

Upon turning 17 in October, Jordan signed his first professional contract with the Club.

‘The 11’, which is judged by the LFE’s team of regional officers, celebrates the holistic development of young players, a barometer which is also applied to the Apprentice of the Year Awards later in the season.

Charlton Athletic starlet, Ademola Lookman, and AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook (formerly of Leeds United) were both named in ‘The 11’ ahead of becoming the Championship’s Apprentice of the Year.

Others to previously feature in this select group include Dael Fry (Middlesbrough) and Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth).

The 11 for this month are: Ephron Mason-Clark (Barnet), Jack Earing (Bolton Wanderers), Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion), Jacob Bedeau (Bury), Tyrique Hyde (Dagenham & Redbridge), Jordan Williams (Huddersfield Town), Matthew Downing (Leeds United), Regan Start (Lincoln City), Alex Fletcher (Plymouth Argyle), Marcin Brzozowski (Queens Park Rangers), Regan Slater (Sheffield United).

LFE chief executive Alan Sykes, the former Huddersfield Town secretary and director, added:

“The 11 is directly associated with apprentice reviews that are conducted by our regional officers throughout the season.

“It is a great way to highlight the achievements and progression of talented young footballers who apply themselves to all aspects of their apprenticeship.”

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