Millwall Under 18's attacker Ollie Bate has been named in LFE's 'The 11' for February 2021.
‘The 11’ acknowledges the football and academic progress of Under 18 players on apprenticeships at current or former English Football League (EFL) clubs – and is also designed to assess other factors, including involvement in community or charity-based initiatives.
During the 2020/21 season, 33 apprentices will be selected for the award, which celebrates the holistic development of young players and is a barometer applied to the LFE Apprentice of the Year awards. All three academy players to triumph at the EFL Awards last season – Jude Bellingham (Birmingham City – now Borussia Dortmund), Luke Matheson (Rochdale AFC – now Wolverhampton Wanderers) and Scott Pollock (Northampton Town) – were also previously named in The 11.
Elsewhere, other notable academy graduates to earn the accolade includes Dominic Calvert-Lewin (formerly of Sheffield United), Ademola Lookman (formerly of Charlton Athletic), Oli McBurnie (formerly of Bradford City) and Ryan Sessegnon (formerly of Fulham).
LFE chief executive Sarah Stephen said: “The 11 is directly associated with apprentice reviews that are conducted by our regional officers throughout the season. It is a great way to highlight the achievements and progression of talented young footballers, who apply themselves to all aspects of their apprenticeship.”
For profiles on all of the players named in ‘The 11’ for February 2021, an in-depth article is available on the LFE website.
LFE's 'The 11' - February 2021
- Dylan Adjei-Hersey (AFC Wimbledon)
- Rob Apter (Blackpool)
- Olivier Sukiennicki (Bradford City)
- Louis Chadwick (Cambridge United)
- Nohan Kenneh (Leeds United)
- Josh Scott (Mansfield Town)
- Ollie Bate (Millwall)
- Bryan Ly (Morecambe)
- Flynn Clarke (Peterborough United)
- Luke Chambers (Port Vale)
- Jacob Holland-Wilkinson (Preston North End)