Goalkeeper Tom Scott

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC, FC Halifax Town
Past Teams
Nantwich Town FC
Sponsored by Peter Holden Goalkeeper Tom Scott joins with experience as a youth at Leeds United and Manchester City, coming through the latters’ books as a youngster and progressing from u18 level to u23 level. He played twice against Football League opposition for Manchester City’s u21s, in a 4-1 win vs Crewe in September 2018 and in a 3-3 draw vs Barnsley in December 2018. Tom had trials at Birmingham and Watford, but instead made the move to Port Vale in January 2019, before joining Halifax Town in September the same year. He has enjoyed a loan spell with Nantwich Town since joining. He has made 8 appearances for Halifax’s First Team.
0Shares

Jake Daniels

Current Team
Blackpool FC, Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC
Past Teams
Bamber Bridge FC

Sponsored by Tristan’s Dream Tickets

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.

0Shares

Goalkeeper Kieren Flavell

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Available for sponsorship!

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.

0Shares

Defender Mitch Lund

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – GDY Systems Ltd

‘Lundy’ is well known to the fans here, and will be entering his 5th season with club (as of pre-season 23/24), and has amassed over 90 appearances in that time.

Still only 27, Mitch has a wealth of experience behind him, which will be crucial in this upcoming season.

0Shares

Midfielder Ted Lavelle

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC, FC Halifax Town

Sponsored by John & Russ

Midfielder, Lavelle signed his first professional contract with the Shaymen in September 2023.

Lavelle previously played for Rochdale and Wigan and has also been out on loan while at Halifax Town, playing for Colne FC.

He made 11 appearances and scored six goals across all competitions while on loan with Colne.

 

0Shares

Defender Lucas Odunston

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – Andy Oversby

Odunston’s journey with Bradford (Park Avenue) began two years ago when he made the move from Hull u21s. Since then, he has demonstrated tremendous growth and dedication on the field, making 29 appearances in his first season (21/22), followed by 38 in the 22/23 Season 

Prior to his time with Hull, Lucas showcased his talents as a promising young player at Leeds u18s side, where he honed his skills and developed a strong footballing foundation.

0Shares

Defender Jak Whiting

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – Paul Armitage

A left back by trade, Jak spent the back end of last season training with our first team alongside his studies with Doncaster’s Academy.

Jak was captain of DRFC U18s last season (22/23) and made one used-substitute appearance in the EFL Trophy during the 22/23 season against Newcastle United U21s.

0Shares

Defender Mason O’Malley

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – JAK Building Services

Mason O’Malley agreed terms with the Club in July 2023, after impressing in our 2023/24 pre-season campaign playing as Trialist K.

Born in Leeds, O’Malley signed for Huddersfield Town’s Academy from Hunslet Boys at u14s level, and was later released by Huddersfield in 2019, joining Scunthorpe United’s u23s squad in July 2019.

Mason made his professional debut with Scunthorpe in a 1-1 (4-2 pens) EFL Trophy game against Lincoln City. He signed a contract extension in December 2020, keeping him at the club until Summer 2023. 

He made 31 appearances in his first season with Scunthorpe United in 2020/21, followed by 28 in 2021/22, and 21 in 2022/23. 

O’Malley is of Irish descent, training with Republic of Ireland u16s in 2016, and made his debut for Republic of Ireland u21s in a friendly vs Wales u21s in March 2021. 

0Shares

Midfielder Will Lancaster

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – Dr John Dean

Will Lancaster made over 24 appearances for Avenue last season, scoring once in the FA Trophy against Farsley Celtic. 

He became an integral part of the squad going into the later stages of the season, impressing fans with his strong defensive play and fast attacking techniques, showing improvement every game. 

Will joins after being released from Barnsley at the end of the 2022/23 season, he made his first-team debut for the club on 20th September 2022, coming on as half-time substitute for Nicky Cadden in a 2-0 win vs Newcastle United u21s. (EFL Trophy) 

Lanny also went out on loan to NPL side Whitby Town earlier in the 22/23 season, making 4 appearances.

0Shares

Midfielder Harrison Hopper

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – Rob Pringle

Hopper has featured prominently for Avenue over the last 2 seasons, joining first in January 2022 from York City on a 18-month deal.

In his first season, he made 20 appearances for the Green Army, and scored 3 goals.

He made 42 appearances, and scored 2 goals in the 22/23 season, and also stepped up as right wing-back in multiple occasions due to injury.

0Shares

Midfielder Myles La Bastide

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) Academy AFC, Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – JK Financial Solutions Yorkshire Ltd

Myles first appeared for the First Team in our County Cup match vs Brighouse Town, and made his first league appearance against Chester in February.

 

0Shares

Midfielder Harry Colville

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – Available To Sponsor

Harry Colville joined Avenue in 2023/24 Pre-Season.

Harry previously played for the University of West Alabama as a Freshman, where he made 16 appearances, then graduating to Sophomore and making 11 more, scoring one goal.

Colville has been under the name Trialist E in our 2023/24 pre-season, and did enough to impress the management to sign a one-year deal with the Club.

0Shares

Midfielder Joel Auty

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – Available To Sponsor

Joel joins after spending a year with the Academy scholars, playing alongside other graduates such as Liam Hall, Zak Kersey & Myles La Bastide in the u19s Alliance League.

Auty was previously part of the Academy set-up at Grimsby Town from ages 6-16 and while there, he played men’s football with NCEL Div 1 side Brigg Town to further his development. Joel made 12 appearances across all competitions for the 1st team, and also played 18 league games for the u19s in the Alliance League, scoring 3 goals and assisting 10+.

Joel also spent time out last season on loan with Thackley, Cleethorpes, for three months each, gaining vital semi-pro football experience.

0Shares

Midfielder Lewis Hey

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – Available To Sponsor

Ex-Guiseley midfielder Lewis Hey signed on dual registration terms with Silsden AFC.

Hey, 19, proved himself a prodigious talent coming through the ranks of the Lion’s Academy set up. Lewis made his debut for the Club in the 2020/21 Season before featuring several times over the following campaign, and also started in their FA Cup trip to AFC Wimbledon last season. Hey made 26 appearances for Guiseley while in the National League North, 5 in the 2020-21 Campaign, followed by 21 in the 2021-22 Season, Lewis also scored two goals in that season.

0Shares

Forward Brad Dockerty

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – The 3 Keiths

Dockerty first joined Bradford (Park Avenue) in July 2019 from Hemsworth scored 17 goals in 64 appearances in his first stint at Avenue, before briefly joining Alfreton Town at the start of the 22/23 campaign.

He later returned to Bradford in September 2022, and in 32 appearances he scored 4 goals.

0Shares

Forward Will Longbottom

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – Paul O’Shea

Will first joined Bradford (Park Avenue) in the curtailed 2020/21 season, making just 4 appearances and scoring once before the league was postponed.

He spent the 21/22 season over with Farsley Celtic, playing 6 games before joining Avenue in pre-season of the 22/23 season.

Will was Avenue’s top goalscorer for the 22/23 campaign, scoring 11 goals in 42 games.

0Shares

Forward Jordan Preston

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – Margaret O’Shea

Preston first joined Avenue on loan in November 2022 from Spennymoor Town, scoring 4 goals in 12 appearances for the Green Army. 

Jordan will be combining playing with the First Team, whilst also coaching with the Academy.

Jordan has previously had spells at Guiseley, FC Halifax Town, Gateshead, and Boston United, and kicked off his career with Blackburn Rovers, joining the u18s and progressing to the u21s in 2013. 

He later headed North of the border to play on loan for Ayr United, where he helped them win promotion in the 2015-16 season. He scored the first penalty for Ayr in the play-off finals.

 

0Shares

Forward Chinedu Osadebe

Current Team
Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC

Sponsored By – The Green Army

Chinedu joined Avenue on 12th August 2023, after spending a season with Farsley Celtic, and prior to his time with the Celts, he was involved with Banbury United in their promotion winning season to the National League North.

The striker first ventured into non-league football down South, spending time with Witham Town in Essex, as well as Hertfordshire side Bishop’s Stortford.

0Shares
0Shares