Blackpool youngster hailed for achievements on and off pitch

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Blackpool youth team player Dylan Sumner has been named in a lost of 11 of Under 18 players in recognition of achievements on and off the pitch.

The 16-year-old, who scored in the Under 18's 2-0 victory over Rochdale earlier this month, has been named in 'The 11', by the League Football Education (LFE).

‘The 11’ acknowledges the football and academic progress of Under 18 players on apprenticeships at current or former Football League clubs and is also designed to assess other factors, such as involvement in community or charity based initiatives.

Judged by LFE’s team of regional officers, this accolade will be given on four occasions during 2016-17 to celebrate the holistic development of young players, a barometer which is also applied to the Apprentice of the Year Awards later in the season.

The 11 for October are:

- Dylan Sumner (Blackpool)

- Danny Barker (Brighton & Hove Albion)

- Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra)

- Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)

- Charley Barker (Leyton Orient)

- Akin Famewo (Luton Town)

- Tom Marriott (Mansfield Town)

- Aaron Morley (Rochdale)

- Jordan Hallam (Sheffield United)

- Will Henry (Swindon Town)

- Eddie Clarke (Tranmere Rovers)

LFE chief executive Alan Sykes added: “The 11 is directly associated with apprentice reviews that are conducted by our regional officers throughout the season.

"It is a great way to highlight the achievements and progression of talented young footballers who apply themselves to all aspects of their apprenticeship.”