Luton announce 12 new recruits to the Hatters' academy

Youngsters are offered full time deals with Town

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 9:40 am
Luton Town will have some new arrivals in their academy next season

Luton Town have announced 12 members of the academy's U16s 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).

A statement on the club website said: "As well as training full-time and playing for the U18s 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 added: “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.”