Latics Under-18’s forward Charlie Jolley has been named in the LFE ‘The 11’ award for his on and off the pitch achievements.
- Wigan Athletic forward Charlie Jolley named in the LFE’s ‘the 11’.
- The accolade acknowledges the academic progress of Under-18 players on apprenticeships.
- Jolley has 29 goals across Latics’ Academy teams so far this campaign.
Wigan Athletic forward Charlie Jolley has been recognised by the League Football Education after making ‘The 11’ for February 2019 for his exceptional academic progress.
The forward has played a crucial role in maintaining Latics’ unbeaten run in the EFL Youth Alliance North West Division, with Jolley’s clinical goal-scoring record being a key reason for Latics’ incredible season.
The 18-year-old, who signed a professional contract with the club in November 2018, leads the way at the top of the goal-scoring charts for the under 18s, with 23 goals from 24 games, as well as scoring 6 goals in 9 Development Squad games.
The award, which is applied to the LFE Apprentice of the Year Awards in April, celebrates the holistic development of younger players, recognising the players’ performances on the pitch, as well as their involvement in community or charity-based initiatives.
England Under-20 World Cup winners Ademola Lookman (Everton), Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) and Lewis Cook (AFC Bournemouth) have all previously been named in ‘The 11’, as well as Steven Sessegnon (Fulham) and Billy Crellin (Fleetwood Town).
Under 18 coach, Peter Murphy, expressed his delight for Jolley and said the accolade testifies his work on and off the pitch this season:
“Charlie has progressed at a rapid rate this season, which has resulted in him signing his first professional contract back in October”, he said.
“He works hard and is fully committed to all areas of his development, he is a model young professional and a positive example to all other players- his attitude is always welcomed by the staff.”