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Welcome to the new scholars

8 May 2014

The Blades were delighted to welcome the newest intake of scholars at the weekend.

An evening event with Academy Director Nick Cox and the Academy staff, the players and their parents were introduced to Nigel Clough, Jim Phipps and Mal Brannigan and before the match against Coventry the group were presented to the crowd.

The players will join us on a full-time basis in July, where they will embark on a two-year scholarship programme with the ultimate goal of achieving a professional contract with the Blades.

It is a huge achievement for each of the boys to be given the opportunity to sign their first full-time contract.

The group is...

Aaron Ramsdale: A goalkeeper, who was born and raised in Stoke. He will join us having previously been registered with Bolton Wanderers. Aaron is an athletic 'keeper, comfortable with the ball at his feet.

Graham Kelly: A defender, he was with St Kevin's Boys in Ireland. Graham has represented Republic of Ireland at U16s and U17s levels. A tough tackling full back who is also capable of playing in the centre of defence, he has already been a regular in this year's youth team.

Emmanuel Adebowale: A defender known to as Manny. He was born and raised in Stratford and has come through the ranks at West Ham United. Manny is an athletic centre back who likes to carry the ball in to midfield.

Danny Ramsey: A midfielder and a local boy, raised in Shirecliffe, and has been registered with the Club since the age of eight. A technical player who is most comfortable in midfield but also capable of influencing the game from a variety of positions. Danny has had involvement with the U18s already this season.

O'Shaye Giraud Hutchinson: A midfielder who was previously with Charlton Athletic. O'Shaye will make the move north having impressed in a recent trial period.

Shea Gordon: A midfielder, he is a product of Dungannon United in Northern Ireland. Shea is a tough-tackling midfield player with an eye for a pass. He has captained his country at U17s level and was part of the Victory Shield team that beat England earlier this season.

Jorome Slew: A forward, he is another local boy that has been with the Club since the age of eight. A powerful centre forward with an eye for goal, Jorome has already featured in the youth team this season.

Sheffield United wish all of them a successful future at Bramall Lane.

The new scholars are pictured with Mal Brannigan, Travis Binnion, Nick Cox, John Dungworth and Nigel Clough.

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