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23 October 2014

Louis Robles named in LFE’s ‘The 11’ for October out of nearly 1,300 apprentices.

  • Robles named in LFE 11.
  • Striker has seven goals in 2014/15 for Latics.
  • "Leadership beyond his years" - Gregor Rioch.

Watch one of Louis Robles' goals below.

Wigan Athletic’s Under 18 striker Louis Robles has been chosen in the League Football Education’s ‘The 11’ for October, following an outstanding start to the season which has seen him performing highly on and off the pitch.

Robles joined Latics from Liverpool towards the end of the 2013/14 campaign, and has since impressed, captaining the Under 18s with seven goals so far in 2014/15.

Louis was picked from around 1,300 apprentices across Football League clubs and nominated by the LFE’s Claire Wilberforce-Marsh, who he went on record to thank, saying:

“I’m very honoured to have been selected,” said the 18-year-old.

“To be recognised in front of 1,300 other apprentices is very flattering, and I thank all my team-mates and the staff, who certainly helped me with this achievement; as well as of course Claire for nominating me.”

Robles’ achievements on and off the pitch have received high praise from Academy Manager Gregor Rioch, who said:

“Louis is fast becoming a role model within his peer group. His application, dedication and commitment is of a level that the club and the Academy are really proud.

“He’s showing levels of leadership on and off the pitch way beyond his years, he’s a great example of ‘working hard’.

“A huge well done to Louis from all the staff at the club for reaching the final 11 out of nearly 1,300 apprentices.”

With ‘the 11’ recognising both on and off field achievements, Head of Education and Welfare for the Academy, Mike Hurn, also praised Louis’ efforts.

“We’re really pleased to see Louis get recognised by the LFE.

“He has made a fantastic contribution across all areas of his apprenticeship and has shown great leadership and maturity towards his role as captain this season.

“He is performing well both on and off the pitch and his commitment, dedication, and desire to succeed in all areas is now being recognised.

“Ultimately, Louis is setting the standard for many of those around him. The toughest challenge for him will now be to maintain those high standards.”

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