The Burnley FC Academy is pleased to announce that the following Under 16 players have accepted the club’s offer of a two year scholarship for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons.
Tinashe Chakwana - Winger
Mark Howarth - Centre Midfield
Billy Grogan - Right Back
Miles Fenton - Centre Midfield
Olatunde Bayode - Full Back / Winger
Connor King (pictured above signing last season) - Goalkeeper
The players will continue to play with the Under 16’s for the remainder of the season, but will also be integrated into the current Under 18 environment when possible.
Academy Manager Jason Blake said: “These scholarship offers are an acknowledgement of the outstanding attitude and application from each of the players during their time with the Academy.
“We look forward to supporting the next stages of their development in the full time environment of the Under 18’s.
“Knowing they have their scholarships secured now enables the players to maintain their focus on their academic studies ahead of joining the youth team permanently next season.
The commitment made by each players families cannot be understated either.
“They have consistently enabled the players to attend training and matches by driving them all over the North West and occasionally further.
“We thank the families for their continued support in helping these Academy players to achieve their ambitions of becoming scholars at Burnley Football Club."