Following in the footsteps of Sam Taylor, Mikey Davies from the Tranmere Rovers Education Hub, has signed a professional contract with the club.
The 18-year-old from Rock Ferry signed professional papers, becoming the second player from the Education Hub to pen a first-team contract.
While working on his BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development, he had been intaking daily coaching sessions with club staff and that ultimately helped him gain his professional papers.
Dan O’Donnell, head of coach and player development stated, “Mikey has done really well to be offered this contract.
“The Club’s Education Hub is focussed first and foremost on providing a quality learning experience for all students and ensuring they finish their studies better equipped to go into employment or further education.
“But those studying sport-related courses are based at The Campus for their lessons and coaching and as such have access to the same facilities as the first team which is something other similar provisions can’t offer. His attitude has been excellent.
“Those who excel can have the opportunity to train with the first team squad, which Mikey did regularly last season. He also competed for the Club in the FA Youth Cup, Cheshire Senior Cup and Liverpool Senior Cup.”
His manager, Ian Dawes, was waxing lyrical about the work of the young player.
“I’ve watched Mikey a lot in training last season and he’s a bright young player who we believe we can develop,” said Dawes.
“It’s a testament to excellent work of the coaching staff in the Club’s Education Hub that Mikey has signed professionally.”