Youth team striker Harry Williams has been honoured by the LFE.
League Football Education has today launched its new national competition, ‘The 11’ to recognise the football and academic progress of eleven apprentice players across the land.
‘The 11’, which also assesses other factors such as apprentice involvement in club community based initiatives, is judged by LFE’s team of regional officers and our very own Harry Williams is one of the players honoured this month.
Harry, 17, has scored 13 goals in 9 appearances (all competitions) for the youth team so far this season and he admitted that being named in 'The 11' by the LFE was a big honour.
"I'm really honoured," said Harry.
"I've been happy with my goals so far this season but I just want to keep doing well and improving. The LFE say it was up against over 1,000 other apprentices so it's a good achievement and I'm honoured to have been named in the top 11 for October."
'The 11' replaces the ‘Apprentice of the Month’ award and will run on four occasions (October, December, February and May) during the 2013-14 season. October’s inaugural 11 are:
• Connor Mahoney (Accrington Stanley)
• Harry Williams (Cheltenham Town)
• Sam Szmodics (Colchester United)
• James Jones (Crewe Alexandra)
• Jake Charles (Huddersfield Town)
• Bryn Morris (Middlesbrough)
• Tyler Guy (Notts County)
• Ben Close (Portsmouth)
• Ioan Evans (Sheffield United)
• Fejiri Okenabirhie (Stevenage FC)
• Robert Evans (Wrexham)
LFE chief executive Alan Sykes said: “This competition is aligned directly to apprentice reviews that are conducted by our regional officer’s throughout the season and is a great way to highlight the achievements and progress of talented young footballers on the apprenticeship programme.”
For more information on the LFE and 'The 11', click here.