Barnet youngster Ephron Mason-Clark has been named in League Football Education’s (LFE) ‘The XI’, recognising Academy players for their on and off-pitch achievements.
Mason-Clark has started Barnet’s last three league matches after making his debut for the Bees earlier this season in the EFL Checkatrade Trophy. He has also signed a professional contract at The Hive.
The 11’ acknowledges the football and academic progress of Under-18 players on apprenticeships at current or former English 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 celebrates the holistic development of young players, a barometer which is also applied to the Apprentice of the Year Awards later in the season.
Charlton Athletic starlet Ademola Lookman and AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook (formerly Leeds United) were both named in ‘The 11’ ahead of becoming the Championship’s Apprentice of the Year, while others to previously feature in this select group include, Dael Fry (Middlesbrough) and Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth).
The 11 – December 2016:
• Ephron Mason-Clark (Barnet)
• Jack Earing (Bolton Wanderers)
• Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion)
• Jacob Bedeau (Bury)
• Tyrique Hyde (Dagenham & Redbridge)
• Jordan Williams (Huddersfield Town)
• Matthew Downing (Leeds Utd)
• Regan Start (Lincoln City)
• Alex Fletcher (Plymouth Argyle)
• Marcin Brzozowski (Queens Park Rangers)
• Regan Slater (Sheffield Utd)
LFE chief executive Alan Sykes said: “The 11 is directly associated with apprentice reviews that are conducted by our regional officer’s 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.”