Young Owls midfielder Alex Hunt has been recognised by League Football Education for his achievements on and off the pitch.
Hunt, who signed his first professional contract with the Owls earlier this month, has been named in February’s ‘The 11’, which acknowledges the football and academic progress of Under-18s players at English league clubs, as well as their work in the community.
Judged by the LFE’s team of regional officers, the award is given to celebrate the holistic development of young players.
• Roy Syla (Barnet)
• Matthew Wolfe (Barnsley)
• Sam Squire (Cambridge United)
• Ryan Schofield (Huddersfield Town)
• Toby Stevenson (Leyton Orient)
• Harry Bircumshaw (Mansfield Town)
• Momodou Touray (Newport County)
• Alfie Payne (Norwich City)
• Tom Hamer (Oldham Athletic)
• David Parkhouse (Sheffield United)
• Alex Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday)
LFE chief executive Alan Sykes added: “The 11 is a great way to highlight the achievements and progression of talented young footballers who apply themselves to all aspects of their apprenticeship.”
Head of Education & Welfare at the Owls, Dan Potts, added: “Alex has shown an excellent attitude and application to all his education and FA Coaching classes. He is a leader in class as well as on the pitch.
“As captain of the youth team, he also organised the group to take part in a Cash4Kids charity bag packing day during the Christmas period, where they raised close to £500 in an afternoon.”