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Under-16s offered apprenticeships with the Hatters for 2021-22

Congratulations to the 12 players who will be first-year scholars with the Academy

10 March 2021

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Luton Town Football Club can confirm that the following players from the Academy's current Under-16s have been offered full-time terms with the Club.

Starting their two-year apprenticeships at The Brache this summer are:

  • Jack Bateson (Defender)
  • Sam Bentley (Goalkeeper)
  • Jake Burger (Forward)
  • Oliver Hemlin (Midfield)
  • Archie Heron (Midfield)
  • Oliver Lynch (Forward)
  • Rio Martucci (Midfield)
  • Millar Matthews-Lewis (Midfield)
  • Darcy Moffat (Forward)
  • Zac Nelson (Midfield)
  • Josh Odell (Defender)
  • Jacob Pinnington (Defender)

As well as training full-time and playing for the Under-18s in the EFL Youth Alliance South-East Division and FA Youth Cup under the guidance of coaches Dan Walder and Paul Benson, the players will continue to further their education via a BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sporting Excellence and Performance, as well as gaining a recognised FA coaching badge and taking part in the Academy's informal Life Skills programme.

Academy & Development Manager, Andy Awford, said: “Well done to all the boys in earning their apprenticeships. They will all join us full-time at the end of June for pre-season training and we look forward to working with them over the next couple of years and hopefully beyond that.”

Everyone at Kenilworth Road would like to congratulate the players on earning their apprenticeships and wish them well for the remainder of their GCSE studies.

Work hard and good luck, lads!


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