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18 March 2021

Club News


18 March 2021

Two new scholars introduced to the Club

- Two new scholars added to Town’s Under-17 side
- Dylan Helliwell and Cian Philpott join as scholars next season
- Both will work with George Danaher at start of scholarship

Huddersfield Town have welcomed two new Academy scholars to the Club in preparation for the start of the 2021/22 season.

The youngsters will officially begin their scholarships at the beginning of next season but have already been playing as trialists with George Danaher’s Under-17 side.

The scholars will feature in a bespoke games programme consisting of EFL Youth Alliance fixtures against Under-18 sides, supplemented by matches and tournaments arranged by the Club.

The two new additions are listed below:

Dylan Helliwell
Central Midfielder

Dylan Helliwell v Bradford.jpg

Born 21 November 2004 in Huddersfield (he’s a Town fan!)
Previous Club: Manchester City

Cian Philpott
Winger / Attacking Midfielder

Cian Philpott - Signing.JPG

Born 5 October 2004 in Leeds
Previous Club: Manchester City

Head of Academy Recruitment, Lee Mellor, said:

“We’re delighted to have confirmed our first new scholars for next season.

“Part of the recruitment strategy in our Academy model is to sign local players that have been released from top Category 1 Academies.

“Dylan and Cian fit this bill, coming from a top Academy in Manchester City, and have qualities that fit the Club’s style of play and ethos. We’re excited to work with them and help their development.”

Lee continued:

“The last year has seen several of our Academy players make the step up to play with the older age groups, and consequently we’ve seen plenty of Academy graduates so far this season.

“Having a reputation as a Club with a direct pathway to the First Team is attracting players to our Academy, and players are starting to realise that with the right commitment and application they can be successful at this Club.

“Cian and Dylan have already linked up with George’s Under-17 side to play as trialists for the remainder of this season, which will enable them to hit the ground running next season.”

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