We are delighted to announce that Academy Keeper Liam Hall has penned an 18 Month Contract with the first team.
Liam, who has been on a non-contract since the 2021/22 season is now under contract until the end of the 2023/24 season.
This marks a major milestone for the academy, with Liam being the first to sign a deal since Academy Technical Director Tom McStravick came into the club.
On the deal, Tom had this to say ‘ I am delighted that Liam has been offered an 18-month professional contract with us at Bradford (Park Avenue). Not only does it show that our pathway is open to those who work hard enough and ultimately are good enough but it also shows a commitment from us as a club in the development of young players. Liam has demonstrated a commitment to his work each day and a constant determination to improve his game. This sends a message to current and potential new scholars that opportunities are available, if you want it and are good enough, at this club’.
Danny King, first team coach, who has worked with Liam since his arrival into the club and seen his development commented ‘Liam has improved greatly since coming to the club, working with an excellent goalkeeper in George Sykes-Kenworthy and with the experienced players in our team, Liam has matured into a very good player. This has seen him already have a taste of men’s football, in the County Cup last year against Campion, and making his debut against Southport in the last league game of the 2021/22 Season. This year saw Liam take a further step in playing for Ossett United, before another County Cup game vs Brighouse. I’m delighted for Liam, who with a continued hard working approach, has a bright future. Well done to Tom and the academy staff, and hopefully there are more to come!’
Everybody at the club wishes Liam well as he progresses in his career, well done Liam!
You can watch Liam’s first interview with the club on our YouTube Channel below.