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ACADEMY YOUNGSTERS SIGN PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS

20 July 2017

Academy Player of the Year Lewis O’Brien extends deal

- Three youngsters sign professional contracts with HTAFC
- Dom Tear and Luke Mewitt sign first professional deals
- Midfielder Lewis O’Brien extends Town contract

Three players from Huddersfield Town’s Academy have today signed professional contracts with the Club.

Second year scholar Dom Tear has put pen to paper on his first professional contract.

The winger signed a deal with the Terriers that will run until the summer of 2019, with the Club having an option of a further year.

Tear was a key member of Leigh Bromby’s Under-18s side last season, scoring 10 goals in 25 games as the Young Terriers finished fifth in the U18 Professional Development League.

Young ‘keeper Luke Mewitt has also signed his first deal with the Club following a successful trial.

Mewitt played for Town’s Under-18s once last season and helped Leigh Bromby’s side beat QPR 2-1 on the final day of the 2016/17 campaign.

His deal runs until the summer of 2019, with the Club having an option to extend the deal for a further year.

Huddersfield Town’s Antoni’s Memorial Academy Player of the Year Lewis O’Brien has also signed a new deal with the Club, extending his current professional contract to the summer of 2019 – Town has the option to extend the deal by further a year.

The attacking midfielder has won the award for successive seasons and was one of the standout players for Frankie Bunn’s Under-23s last season, finishing as the youngsters’ joint top scorer with eight goals in 30 games.

Huddersfield Town’s Academy Manager Steve Weaver commented:

“We are delighted that the three youngsters have signed new deals with us; they have put in some good performances and shown potential, which is why they deserve this recognition.

“Dom Tear had a very good season for the Under-18s last year; he’s a skilful player and can play anywhere across the front three so we are interested to see how we develops further.

“We took Luke Mewitt on trial at the end of last season and he impressed us during our Under-18s match against QPR, with Ryan Schofield moving as part of the First Team squad, we will be able to see how Luke fits into our young side.

“Lewis O’Brien has shown great development in his game over the last two seasons and has also trained with David Wagner’s First Team during the pre-season.

“We felt it was the right time to reward him for that, but he now knows, like Luke and Dom, that he has to keep working hard to progress.”


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