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Owls welcome new academy scholars

6 July 2018

The Owls academy are delighted to welcome on board the new scholars, who joined up with the Under-18 squad earlier this week.

The 11 youngsters now begin their two-year scholarship at Hillsborough and, along with the rest of the Uner-18 squad, will be put through their paces across Europe as part of their pre-season preparations over the next two weeks.

In association with the Erasmus Programme, the Under-18 squad are set to fly out to Vilamoura, Portugal this weekend for a two-week training camp and academy manager Steven Haslam said:

“Every player should be proud of starting the two-year scholarship at the club and the hard work starts now.  

“Our aim is to develop players who can play in a successful first team. The scholarship is a demanding programme, the players train, play and also continue academic studies at the academy.  

“We look forward to working with this group of players who have been carefully identified and have a huge opportunity to develop as players and people at Sheffield Wednesday.”

Head of Education and Welfare Dan Potts added: “The Under-18s depart for a 13-night pre-season training camp in Portugal this weekend, where the players will train and play matches against Hull, Oldham and a local team.  

“Another element of the tour are the cultural visits in the local area and the players will be learning about the history and language of Portugal.”

New scholars (pictured above) from left to right;

Elliott Vasalo, Michael Ellery, L’varn Brandy, Lewis Farmer, Declan Eratt-Thompson, Luke Jackson, Charlie Reaney, Toby Kenyon, Luke Cox, Sam Oliver, Charles Hagan.

Good luck, boys!

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