Four young Eagles from our U8s have been signed by Arsenal’s Youth Academy. Next season, Arsenal’s U9s will have a squad of 16 players so to have four signed from one Club is an amazing achievement.
U8s Head Coach Graham Hartley and Club Development Officer Gary Williams attended a fixture to watch Shay Spencer, Tyler Young, Callum Every, and Remiero Moulton play in their Arsenal kits against Aston Villa, finishing with the official signing. It was a proud moment for the players, their families and the Club – a memory that will last forever. Hopefully they will go on to follow in the foot steps of former Eagle and Arsenal/England star Jack Wilshere.
There’s a long road ahead for the boys but they’ve had a great start to football thanks to Graham, James Brewster, James Howard and the other U8s coaches – full credit goes to these volunteers who give up their time.
As a Club we focus on youth development before results and these players being signed by a top Premiership Club are an example of how the Club’s development philosophy is paying dividends. We are extremely proud of our Coaches and believe we are a leader in youth development.