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MEET TOWN’S NEW ACADEMY SCHOLARS FOR 2018/19!

10 April 2018

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Details on the 15 #YoungTerriers joining this summer

- 15 new Academy scholars signed on for 2018/19
- Find out more about Town's newest players
- Comments from Academy Manager Leigh Bromby

Huddersfield Town welcomed 15 new Academy scholars to the Club on Monday evening in preparation for the start of the 2018/19 season.

The youngsters will officially begin their scholarships at the beginning of next season but were welcomed to PPG Canalside for their first official induction and to sign their contracts by Academy Manager Leigh Bromby and his staff.

With the Academy moving age groups to Under-19s and Under-17s for the forthcoming campaign, this year’s intake of first-year scholars is slightly larger than in previous seasons.

These players will feature in a bespoke games programme consisting of the EPPP’s Category 3 fixtures against Under-18 sides, supplemented fixtures and tournaments arranged by the Club.

Academy Manager Leigh Bromby told htafc.com:

“The Academy was delighted to welcome the new scholars and their families to the training ground on Monday evening and give them an insight on what to expect when they arrive here in the summer.

“There’s obviously a focus on football and we gave them an introduction on that, but we also want the players to understand how important the educational element of their scholarship is. They’re coming here to learn.

“Every scholar should be proud of what they’ve achieved to reach this stage but as I told them last night, the hard work starts now!”

On the plan for the new Under-17 squad, Leigh added:

“We still plan to recruit a few more players into this group before the start of the 2018/19 season.

“The new-look Academy will constantly set challenges for these players to overcome; we believe that’s how you learn and improve.

“These players will play against older teams and will have to learn to overcome the physical edge that they will have, which will put the emphasis back on skills. I’m sure results will be mixed, but they will become better footballers for the experience.”

The new scholars are all UK based, coming from across the country. Find out a little more about the players below!

George Alfieri

Position: Right Back

Date of Birth: 06/11/2001 in London
Hometown: Enfield, London
Height: 183cm
Weight: 74kg

First signed for Town at: Under-17 level
Previous clubs: Barnet, Watford
Junior club: Hadley Wood
Countries eligible for: England, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Malta

Taylor Annakin

Position: Right Back

Date of Birth: 13/04/2002 in Doncaster
Hometown: Harlington, Doncaster
Height: 175cm
Weight: 60kg

First signed for Town at: Under-17 level
Previous clubs: Barnsley
Junior club: Dearne & District JFC
Countries eligible for: England

Josh Austerfield

Position: Attacking Midfielder

Date of Birth: 02/11/2001 in Leeds
Hometown: Morley, Leeds
Height: 180cm
Weight: 57kg

First signed for Town at: Under-8 level
Previous clubs: None
Junior club: Drighlington
Countries eligible for: England

Tom Bamford

Position: Central Defender

Date of Birth: 09/11/2001 in London
Hometown: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Height: 191cm
Weight: 83kg

First signed for Town at: Under-14 level
Previous clubs: Manchester City
Junior club: Shelley
Countries eligible for: England

Tom Bell

Position: Central Midfielder

Date of Birth: 23/10/2001 in Leeds
Hometown: Lepton, Huddersfield
Height: 177cm
Weight: 75kg

First signed for Town at: Under-8 level
Previous clubs: None
Junior club: Westend Juniors, Meltham
Countries eligible for: England

Giosue Bellagambi

Position: Goalkeeper

Date of Birth: 08/11/2001 in London
Hometown: Croydon, London
Height: 191cm
Weight: 77kg

First signed for Town at: Under-17 level
Previous clubs: None
Junior club: Lambeth Tigers
Countries eligible for: England, Italy, Uganda

Mohammed Diaby

Position: Central Defender

Date of Birth: 24/10/2001 in London
Hometown: Peckham, London
Height: 185cm
Weight: 78kg

First signed for Town at: Under-17 level
Previous clubs: None
Junior club: Mass Elite Academy, Lambeth Tigers
Countries eligible for: England, Ivory Coast

Kian Harratt

Position: Striker

Date of Birth: 21/06/2002 in Pontefract
Hometown: Hemsworth, West Yorkshire
Height: 178cm
Weight: 64kg

First signed for Town at: Under-17 level
Previous clubs: Barnsley, Leeds United
Junior club: Upton United
Countries eligible for: England

Jaheim Headley

Position: Central Midfielder

Date of Birth: 24/09/2001 in London
Hometown: Southwark, London
Height: 178cm
Weight: 70kg

First signed for Town at: Under-17 level
Previous clubs: Millwall
Junior club: Mass Elite Academy
Countries eligible for: England, Jamaica, USA

Andrew Ijiwole

Position: Winger

Date of Birth: 30/09/2001 in London
Hometown: Hackney, London
Height: 180cm
Weight: 68kg

First signed for Town at: Under-17 level
Previous clubs: Southampton, QPR
Junior club: XYZ Academy
Countries eligible for: England, Nigeria

Nassim Kherbouche

Position: Central Defender

Date of Birth: 09/01/2002 in London
Hometown: Waterloo, London
Height: 191cm
Weight: 75kg

First signed for Town at: Under-17 level
Previous clubs: None
Junior club: Mass Elite Academy
Countries eligible for: England, Algeria

Seth Meeson

Position: Central Midfielder

Date of Birth: 11/12/2001 in Leeds
Hometown: Middleton, Leeds
Height: 176cm
Weight: 70kg

First signed for Town at: Under-8 level
Previous clubs: None
Junior club: Rothwell Juniors
Countries eligible for: England

Darnell Mintus

Position: Striker

Date of Birth: 11/10/2001 in Leeds
Hometown: Meanwood, Leeds
Height: 178cm
Weight: 70kg

First signed for Town at: Under-14 level
Previous clubs: Manchester City
Junior club: Shadwell United
Countries eligible for: England, Jamaica

Mustapha Olagunju

Position: Central Defender

Date of Birth: 01/01/02 in London
Hometown: Plumstead, London
Height: 185cm
Weight: 70kg

First signed for Town at: Under-17 level
Previous clubs: None
Junior clubs: XYZ Academy, Kent Football United
Countries eligible for: England, Nigeria

Remi Thompson

Position: Attacking Midfielder

Date of Birth: 01/06/02 in Havering, Essex
Hometown: Wilmslow, Cheshire
Height: 171cm
Weight: 51kg

First signed for Town at: Under-15 level
Previous clubs: Fulham, Manchester United
Junior clubs: Chigwell
Countries eligible for: England, Republic of Ireland

 


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