TALENTED teenage footballer Romoney Crichlow-Noble has signed a professional contract with Huddersfield Town’s Academy.
The 17-year-old, who was living in Edmonton, has joined the Championship high-fliers from Enfield Borough after producing a string of impressive performances for the team, who ply their trade at the 11th level of English football in Division Two of the Spartan League.
The left-back was also playing for and studying at the Dynamic Football Academy in east London and has secured his move to Huddersfield following a successful trial at the club.
“I’m so pleased for Romoney,” said Enfield Borough manager Marvin Walker. “He worked hard in every training session and gave 100 per cent in games.
“He was improving with every game, which shows he was taking information on board and learning from his experiences on the pitch. Romoney is a very good player, who can play in a few different positions. I believe he will have a long professional career.
“One of the reasons we formed Enfield Borough was to develop young talented players and help them into professional football. To see a player move from Enfield Borough to a professional club in our first season is amazing.
“We have quality players in the squad at the moment and hopefully some of them will get an opportunity to follow Romoney into professional football.”
Crichlow-Noble impressed the academy coaching staff at Huddersfield while starting three games for professional development coach Leigh Bromby’s Huddersfield under-18 side.
Crichlow-Noble, who has signed a professional contract until June 2018 – at which point the club has the option of a further year’s extension, will continue to work with Bromby’s under-18 squad for the rest of the season.
Huddersfield Town’s academy manager Steve Weaver said: “Romoney was recommended to us as a player with potential and he impressed everyone when he made his under-18 debut as a trialist in a win at Hull City.
“He has exciting potential to develop quickly when he reaches peak fitness and begins training on a full-time basis, as he’s never been part of a professional football club before.
“He’s a great size for his age, he has got a good left foot and his temperament seems ideal. We can only see him getting better from this point, so we’re looking forward to working with him.”