Academy quartet recruited

Guiseley AFC are pleased to announce the recruitment of four current members of the Academy squad as full-time apprentices at the club.

Redmond Lee, Luke Porritt and Ben Walker will be studying Business Administration while Callum Marshall will be learning under the watchful eye of the club’s groundsman.

They will all be making a huge contribution to club’s infrastructure while gaining work experience in appropriate areas of the running of the club. They will also be attending Shipley College to gain relevant qualifications and, due to their continued involvement in education and their age, they will still be eligible to play for the Academy during the coming season.

The quartet will also be involved in pre-season training with the senior squad as they look to impress manager Mark Bower and challenge for a place in the first team.

This follows on from the club being handed the Respect Award from the Football Conference for the North division last season.

We were given the award to recognise the efforts of our fans, volunteers, players and management in helping Guiseley AFC maintain the positive, friendly, community-based ethos we are so proud of.

Chairman Phil Rogerson told the Wharfedale Observer: “It is all to do with the number of volunteers we have at the club, the FA’s Respect campaign and how we make the matchday a welcoming experience for all, even down to things like the handshakes before the kick-off.”