Rotherham United Academy Manager Praises #UFCA

Rotherham United Academy Manager Richard Hairyes praised the UFCA Scholarship Programme - and the role it plays in the development of players.

The UFCA Scholarship Programme is a full-time programme designed for talented 16-19 year olds - which combines elite sport and world-class education to create a one-of-a-kind experience.


Hairyes, who was appointed academy manager of the Millers in 2018, described UFCA as "fantastic environment" for player development.


"UFCA are the premier private academy in the North of England," he said.


”The programme that Steve Hart runs is a programme that allows players to excel in an academy environment.


"They have a fantastic ethos of developing the player and the individual which is something we try and do at the football club."


UFCA have seen a number of academy players go on to be signed by Rotherham United - on the back of impressing in showcase games.


"We at Rotherham United have had the opportunity to form a fantastic relationship with them over the past few years," Hairyes continued.


"We have a designated games programme with them throughout the season which has led to a number of players being signed by Rotherham United."


"All their players are given first class coaching which prepares them for the next step of their football journey.


"I am delighted to recommend the programme to any aspiring footballer.”


UFCA players signed by Rotherham United: • Billy Carroll

• Olly Westerman

• Jay Crumbie

• Harry Rayner

• Jamie Hassall

• Caden McGrath

• Alex Carroll

• Jack Lane

• Farai Mudunge

• Harry Tchekwa

• Harvey Collinson

• Lucky Moyo (On Trial.)

If you are interested in joining the UFCA Scholarship Programme, please click here.