Burnley Football Club have formally welcomed the new first year scholars for the forthcoming 2015/16 season.
Eight new players have signed their deals to stay at Turf Moor for the next two seasons, hoping to impress and earn themselves a professional deal.
The new scholars will meet their fellow peers when they report to the first day of training on Wednesday, taking the squad to a total of 18.
Olatunde Bayode – Full Back / Winger
Tinashe Chakwana – Winger
Miles Fenton – Centre Midfield
Billy Grogan – Right Back
Mark Howarth – Centre Midfield
Connor King – Goalkeeper
Tyler Shrimpton – Winger
Tommy Wood – Striker
Academy Manager Jason Blake welcomes the new scholars and believes their education is of equal importance to the group.
He said: “We are delighted welcome the new intake and their families to the club and we have spoken to them about what the next two years are about, not just the playing side but about their education too.”
The Academy have also appointed Adam Yates as their new Strength and Conditionong coach.
Blake added: “We are delighted to welcome Adam to the club. From a day-today basis he is going to work with the under 18’s, but along with Alex Ouzounoglou, he will support the schoolboy strength and conditioning program too.
Adam is a very good adition, we are looking forward to him starting and equally he is keen to come in and that enthusiasm will be a great injection into the group.”