Five Academy Stars Sign First Team Forms

We have had a busy week and it’s a proud one for the club with five more Guiseley Academy players signing first team forms today!

After signing young goalkeeper Hagie Damba on first team forms Guiseley AFC have now signed up five of his Academy teammates as the club looks to assimilate more of its own talent into the first team squad.

First Team Joint Manager Russ O’Neill said: ”We have had a group of Academy lads join us in pre-season training and games and we are looking for them to now step up. They are all a great credit to the coaching of Dave Currie and Danny Ellis.”

So let’s get to know the five players a bit better.

Central midfielder Lewis Hey, 17, comes from Bradford and he is following in the footsteps of his dad Nicky in becoming a Guiseley player. After a frustrating first season with the Academy following a broken arm and ankle ligament damage Lewis has came back strongly. He is a ball playing centre-midfielder with a great weight of pass.

Jake Charles came to the club a right-backs but the, 17 year-old from Bradford has changed into a creative No 10 where has started to add goals to his game. As he physically develops he will only get better.

Oliver Brown is another Centre-back who has signed first team forms. The 17 year-old from Leeds is the captain of the Youth team. Oli is a tough tackling player who leads by example. He is always willing to put the club and his team before himself.

Guiseley Academy graduate Adam Haw has signed first team forms with The Lions after impressing the management team in pre-season training. The 20 year-old forward from Ilkley missed much of last season after sustaining an injury in the FA Youth Cup game at York City last October. Prior to this injury he had scored six goals in five games, including four in the FA Youth Cup tie at Cleethorpes. Even on crutches he continued to turn up and support the team.

Adam returned to action in February making a few substitute appearances before the abrupt end to the season due to Covid-19. He has had playing experience in the junior set ups at Burnley, Leeds United and Bradford City.

Wakefield lad Chukwudalu Molokwu is a 17 year- old centre-back. Big ‘Chuck’ has developed a lot over the past season. He is strong, quick and athletic and alongside his development with the Youth team and first team, his time spent with Wakefield AFC with former Lions’ manager Adam Lockwood has aided his development.

We’re delighted to add five more Guiseley Academy graduates to the squad and wish them the best of luck for the season!

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