As we continue the development of our Academy, we are pleased to announce the signings of three players who will join our Under-18s team. Chanse Headman and Reggie Rose will join the club on six-month professional contracts, whilst Omaru King has also joined on a six-month scholarship which will transition into a one-year professional contract.
The new players will initially join Neil MacFarlane’s B team for full-time training for the remainder of the season and will feature for the Under-18 squad in their matches in the EFL South East Youth Alliance League.
Chanse, 17, joins the club from Walton & Hersham where the centre-back made 13 appearances for the side’s Under 23s, who play in the Suburban Football League.
Chanse Headman joins the Under-18s set up
Reggie, also 17, is a promising young goalkeeper who previously spent time within the youth system at Crystal Palace before joining the Kinetic Academy programme which gives young footballers the opportunity to stay in education whilst pursuing a career in football. Reggie has been in training regularly in recent weeks with the B team and featured for the final 15 minutes against Huddersfield Town B on 21 January.
Reggie Rose featured for the B team recently
Omaru, 16, is another product of the Kinetic Academy programme, and has recently featured for Corinthian Causals, who the B team beat 1-0 in the first round of the London Senior Cup earlier this season.
Omaru King arrives at Brentford
Brentford’s Under-18 side have close links with the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, and they compete in the EFL South East Youth Alliance League. After 17 games the side are tenth in the league table and recently drew 1-1 with Stevenage at Bedfont Sports Club.