Three young players at North Shields Juniors have been snapped up by Premier League club academies.
Under 14 player Kieren Aplin has been snapped up by Newcastle United and offered a two year contract with the Academy team.
The under 8s are waving farewell to Dan Savage and Callum Yam. Dan is joining Sunderland AFC Academy after impressing all season, while Callum’s impressive performances have led to an offer to join up with Newcastle United Academy from next season.
Both players have come through the club Soccer Skills set up and team manager Michael Sayers is delighted for the two youngsters.
Club chairman John Farrage said “Kieren, Dan and Callum are fantastic footballers and we are delighted they have the opportunity to make the progression through to the academy system – we wish them the best of luck for the future.
“It’s testimony to the hard work of their coaches and we hope the club has played a little part in their football development.
“We are developing our links with the academies to enable the club to build on the fantastic facilities we have through our partnership with John Spence Community High School and provide opportunities for young people in the community”
Callum, Dan and Kieren join an ever expanding group of North Shields Juniors players linking up professional clubs – following in the footsteps of former North Shields Juniors players Sean Longstaff, Owen Bailey, Matty Longstaff and Lewis Cass who are now all well-established in the academy system.