Academy | Scholars Confirmed
The Hornets are delighted to announce that nine players have been rewarded with two-year scholarships at the club starting from next season. The players will join the Under-18 squad at the Hornets’ training ground from pre-season.
Head of Academy Chris McGuane said: “Congratulations to the players who deserve this next opportunity with their footballing development at the club; it’s an exciting time for the players and their families.
“They have all taken different journeys to get to this point, but they are fully aware of the challenges that now lie before them and how hard they must work at their game over the next 24 months. Everyone at the club is looking forward to working with the players.”
The following players have been handed scholarships:
Recently joined us this season as an Under-16 having never played for an Academy previously. Emmanuel is a central midfield player who reads the game very well to stop opposition attacks. Comfortable in possession, with a very good range of passing.
A left-back who can also play in midfield. He joined as an Under-7 and also attended the Harefield Academy. Lewis has regularly played for our Under-18 team this season and was involved in the FA Youth Cup squad. He has excellent technique and can strike the ball very well.
A goalkeeper who joined the Academy as an Under-14 player. A very good shot-stopper with excellent distribution skills. A fantastic character who loves to play football and improve his game.
Joined us as an Under-16 this season. A strong and powerful centre-forward who has an eye for a goal. Fantastic attitude to work hard out of possession and win the ball back for the team.
An attacking midfielder who can also play as a striker. Jayden has been with the club since he was an Under-8 and has a keen eye for goal. His creativity in and around the penalty box is a key attribute of his game.
Joined the Academy as an Under-15 and plays at right-back. A very quick defender who also likes to get forward and support the attacking play. Michael displays a great attitude to want to develop and improve all areas of his game.
A central midfield player who joined the club as an Under-14. Daniel is very comfortable on the ball and has very good technique. He breaks lines in possession very well, creating attacking opportunities for the team.
A left-back/midfielder who joined the club as an Under-13, Kai is very quick and likes to attack and get forward as much as possible. He is very powerful and can strike the ball with great accuracy.
A centre-back who has been at the club since Under-7. He has attended the Harefield Academy programme and flourished in the environment. Ben organises and leads well from the back, with communication a key strength of his.