Three players from Bray Wanderers’ Academy team have signed for high profile English teams, the club has confirmed.
SJB Academy players Shane Flynn, Roland Idowu and Festy Ebosele have signed for Leicester City, Southampton & Derby County respectively and their transfers will be completed when the transfer window reopens on the 1st July 2018.
The youth academy is a partnership between Dublin-based St. Joseph’s Boys and Bray Wanderers FC that was founded in 2017.
Pictured is Roland Idowu who will sign for Southampton
SJB Academy Director Will Clarke said, “We are delighted for the three boys and everyone at Joeys & Bray wish the lads all the very best as they embark on the next stage of their careers. The three players have progressed through our player pathway structure with all three having played with Joeys before progressing to the SJB Academy in the National League.
“We believe that our unique partnership structure will deliver for players who wish to remain at home & play for Bray Wanderers but also for those players who wish to pursue a career in the UK.”
The latest signings of SJB Academy players to English clubs follows in the footsteps of Max Murphy, who moved from SJB to Stoke City last July.