Morecambe FC Academy has announced a new partnership to identify talented young players for football scholarships.
The Shrimps are joining forces with Pro Elite Academy and are on the lookout for ex Academy and Development Centre players (U16s & U17s) to attend trials at the end of April.
Stewart Drummond, Morecambe’s Head of Youth explained, “We are always looking at ways to improve the recruitment of players into the Academy and Club; both locally and from further afield.”
“Linking with other centres is a good way for us to identify and monitor players. Pro Elite Academy run a development centre for young players and we hope to offer stand-out talent a pathway into Morecambe Football Club.”
Based in West Yorkshire, Pro Elite Academy is run by ex-professional footballers Lee Elam and Luke Dean. They provide professional and age appropriate training, with elite teams playing in the Nerf Junior Premier League.
Pro Elite operates four tiers covering age groups from 3 – 19 years; training players from the start of their football journey, all the way through to football scholarships for U19s.
The trials will take place on 30th April and are aimed at U16s and U17s players who have previously been signed to an Academy or Development Centre and are interested in pursuing a football scholarship. Players are requested to send a covering letter and football cv to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 07954652107 for further details.
Lee Elam of Pro Elite is looking forward to working with Morecambe FC, “We hope to provide a pathway for aspiring footballers who we feel have the potential to make it as a scholar or professional player at Morecambe FC.”
Luke Dean added, “For talented young players, this is a great opportunity to impress in showcase games or on an extended trial at the club. We look forward to a successful partnership with Morecambe and seeing where the journey takes us.”
For more information on Pro Elite Academy visit: www.proeliteacademy.co.uk (Morecambe Football Club is not responsible for content on external websites)
Morecambe's Head of Youth Stewart Drummond, pictured with Luke Dean and Lee Elam of Pro Elite Academy.