George Thomas Signs For The Blades

Ultimate Football Coaching Academy are delighted to announce that Under 8s player George Thomas has signed for Sheffield United Academy.

The talented forward has penned a deal with the Blades for the upcoming 2022/23 season.


George joined Ultimate Football Coaching Academy in May 2021, previously playing for grassroots club Horsforth St. Margaret's.


During his time with UFCA, the 8-year-old impressed coaches with his tremendous ability, work rate and desire to learn - which saw George named in our Team Of The Month for September and October 2021.


He is continuing to train with UFCA for the next six weeks - helping maintain fitness levels and sharpness, before starting the new season with Sheffield United.

George commented: "I'm really happy to have signed for Sheffield United. "I enjoyed my time at UFCA with coaches Jaydan and Harty, and I learnt lots of new skills!"


Andy Thomas, George's dad, commented: "George loved it at UFCA. He made lots of friends and the extra training alongside his grassroots football really helped him out.


"It's next level at UFCA. There's not too much differences between professional and being here. He gets on really well with Jaydan, Harty and Ranks - all the guys here."

Everybody at UFCA would like to congratulate George on this fantastic achievement.