Local academy confirm Ben Sturgeon has left to join Leeds United

A general view from a nearby field, of Elland Road, home to Leeds United FC, in March 1996 in Leeds, England.

The youngster is said to have impressed Leeds United on trial.

A general view from a nearby field, of Elland Road, home to Leeds United FC, in March 1996 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United have added local talent Ben Sturgeon to the Whites' youth ranks.

Sturgeon had been on the books of the Ultimate Football Coaching Academy, which is based at Sports Park Weetwood, in the north east of Leeds.

 

And the official UFCA Twitter account shared the news of the youngster's move on Wednesday afternoon:

Sturgeon, about whom there is little online information, is not the only youth-age player to have trialled with Leeds of late.

The Whites took a look at Ashton Hall earlier this month, although the Matlock Town defender has since appeared for Sheffield United's Under-18s, having previously spent time with the Blades.

A general view of Bramall Lane before the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Brentford at Bramall Lane on August 5, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

The Matlock Mercury reported last week that Hall was still awaiting a response from Elland Road.

UFCA states on its official Twitter account that it is 'dedicated to youth development', coaching ages four-23 and competing against professional academies.

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