BLACKPOOL STRIKER JAKE DANIELS JOINS TIL END OF SEASON ON LOAN!

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We can today confirm the signing of Blackpool forward Jake Daniels, on a deal until the end of the season.

Jake joined the Blackpool Academy at the age of seven and has featured regularly for the youth team in the 2021/22 campaign. 

Rewarded with a professional contract in February 2022, he scored 30 goals during the season, won the Youth Team’s Player of the Season award and made his first-team debut against Peterborough United. 

He also enjoyed a productive loan spell with Bamber Bridge at the end of the 2021/22 season.

Jake is available for selection in today’s match vs Warrington Rylands. Stay tuned to our socials for the latest updates! 

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BRADY COLDWELL & HARRY VARLEY SIGN FIRST TEAM CONTRACTS!

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Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC can today confirm that both Brady Coldwell & Harry Varley have agreed terms with the first team.

Scholars Manager & Coach Owen Murphy had this to say on the signing;

“I’m delighted for Harry & Brady after signing non contract forms with the first team this afternoon.

“The hard work that both players have put in so far this season has been incredible and now they both have what they’ve deserved but now they must work even harder to stay with the first team.

He also spoke on Striker Harry Varley;

“Harry is a goalscorer, ever since he started with us in the academy, all he’s done is score goals. And scored many types of goals, in particular some stunning free kicks & overhead kicks.

“I think he has some real potential to be that special type of goalscorer, hopefully the deal gives him the confidence to become that”.

He also spoke on Defender Brady Coldwell;

“Brady is a player that can play RB & LB, he’s energetic, offers great quality in the ball and particularly on set pieces.

“He has had to be a little more patient than Harry, but now he has the opportunity, I’m sure he’ll be one to watch in the near future. “

Owen also added this, on the BPA Player pathway, which ANYONE under 19 can sign up for below
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“We are happy to see that the academy continues to provide players for our first team, and that our pathway to the First Team is very clear to see.

“What we do day to day in the academy is done for one reason and that is to help players progress. Last year we achieved that & this year we’re achieving it again.

“We hope to continue to provide Danny & the first team with more academy players in the near future.”

Both are available for selection in tomorrow’s away trip to Warrington Rylands, stay tuned to our socials or get on the road with us! Google Directions from Bradford Interchange on the map below. Inside Matchday will also be out on Monday! Get subscribed here – https://bit.ly/bpasubscribe

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BARNSLEY KEEPER KIEREN FLAVELL JOINS THE GREEN ARMY ON LOAN

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Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC can today confirm the loan signing of 20-year-old Goalkeeper Kieren Flavell, on a one-month deal with the Club. 

Kieren has been with the Reds’ academy since the age of eight, progressing through the age groups before signing as a first-year scholar in July 2020.

The agile goalkeeper has represented England at youth level, and also featured amongst the substitutes for Barnsley’s u23s during the 19/20 Professional Development League campaign.

Flavell has also made 8 league appearances on the bench for Barnsley’s First Team as substitute goalkeeper, 6 of which were this season (23/24).

Two serious knee injuries have hampered the 20-year-old’s playing time over the last few seasons, but Flavell is back fit and ready to show the form that previously caught the attention of England’s youth teams.

We’d like to put on record our thanks to Barnsley FC, for their help in getting this deal over the line.

Flavell is available for selection immediately in Saturday’s away trip to Warrington Rylands. Stay tuned to our socials!

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First Team Squad Update

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Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC can today confirm the departure of long serving midfielder Jamie Spencer, following a mutual agreement with the Club.

We’d like to put on record our thanks to Spenner for his time at the Horsfall, and wish him the best of luck in his future career. 

We can also confirm that loan signings Justin Iwobi from FC Halifax Town, and Ethan Vaughan from Bootle FC have returned to their parent clubs.

A huge thanks to both FC Halifax Town, and Bootle FC for their help in these deals, and wish both Justin and Ethan the best of luck in their future careers.

Jamie Sharman has also left the Club, following a mutual agreement with the Club.

We can also confirm that Lewis Hey has been missing through injury these last few weeks, we hope to have him back in the squad as soon as possible.

Keep an eye out for one or two new players coming in as well!

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AVENUE LOAN IN LARA FROM SALFORD CITY

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We can confirm the loan signing of Salford City Centre-Back Jacob Lara, on a deal until the end of the season. 

Lara has experience in the u18s Premier League, and with Stalybridge Celtic last season. 

He earned a move into Salford City’s Reserves for the 23/24 season, playing in the Central League under Danny Byrne. 

Jacob is available for selection in today’s game vs Lancaster City. Get to the Horsfall today, or stay tuned to our socials for the latest updates!

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DEFENDER LEON JOHNSON SIGNS TIL END OF SEASON!

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We can confirm the signing of Defender Leon Johnson on a deal until the end of the season.

He is a product of the Queens Park Rangers academy set-up and has represented Witton Albion, Ramsbottom United, Prescot Cables and Colne in the past couple of years.

Johnson is available for selection immediately in todays game vs Hyde United.

Stay tuned to our socials for the latest updates.

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COMMENTATOR NEEDED – GET INVOLVED BRADFORD

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Bradford (Park Avenue) are looking for local volunteers who have previously commentated, or who are looking to gain valuable experience in commentary, to cover our First Team games at the Horsfall Community Stadium and at select away games.

Interested? Email Thomas.Ogden@bpafc.com, or DM us on Twitter or Instagram to get involved!

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