Find out more about Huddersfield Town up and coming youngsters
- Latest #YoungTerriers in focus series
- Town shines the spotlight on the Club’s Academy talent
- Brahima Diarra is certainly impressing at Town
With the coronavirus putting paid to Town’s fixture list until 30 April at the least, we’ve decided to throw the spotlight on some of the up and coming Young Terriers in the Academy – starting with Brahima Diarra!
Born near Paris, France, in July 2003, Brahima played for Montrouge before joining Athletic Club de Boulogne-Billancourt.
It was in September 2018 when it took just 20 minutes for Town’s incoming Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby and Academy Manager Emyr Humphreys to decide he was a player of interest when they watched him play for ACBB’s Under-16 side in France.
The invite was sent and, two months later, Brahima spent seven days with the Academy, playing as a trialist in a friendly against Leicester City at Town’s Canalside training complex.
After another visit to Huddersfield with his father in December 2018, Brahima accepted the offer of his two-year scholarship, which started in the summer of 2019.
Forming a part of Jon Worthington’s Under-17 group, Brahima has enjoyed a very promising first year as a Town player. He’s netted seven goals in 26 starts across the FA Youth Cup and EFL Youth Alliance, playing in his main position as a ‘number 10’ as well as in central midfield and as a striker.
He’s also started to impact Danny Schofield’s Elite Development Team and Under-19 sides, making three starts and a further two substitute appearances.
Brahima, who is still only 16 years old, has also trained with Danny Cowley’s First Team squad!
On Thursday we’ll turn our attention to the Under-19 group and central defender Mustapha Olagunju.
You can keep a close eye on the youngsters' development on Twitter via @htafcacademy.