At the back end of last week, Aldershot academy player and Knights Sports learner Luca Wrightman-David signed his first professional contract of his career with Aldershot Town Football Club.
Luca, aged just 17, joined the academy in the summer. Since joining, Luca has been a key player for the academy particularly in the Ryman Youth League squad.
Luca made his debut for the first team back in September in their Hampshire Senior cup tie away to Bashley. Although on the receiving end of the 6-5 scoreline, Luca had an impressive performance and capped his debut with a goal.
Luca predominantly plays on the right, either as an attacking threat on the wing, or a clever defensive full back. In either position Luca is a strong player.
Luca isn’t the only player from the academy who has been training with the first team from the academy, and hopefully he won’t be the last of the talented pool of players within to sign a first team contract this season.
Luca is now out on loan to Ryman Premier League side Canvey Island and made his debut over the weekend coming off the bench in their 2-2 draw with Merstham.
From all of us at Knights Sports, we’d like to congratulate Luca on this achievement, which is fully deserved.