FLE Apprentice of the month winner

Coventry City Academy player Billy Daniels has been named as the Football League Education (FLE) Apprentice of the Month for October.

The 17 year old apprentice has scored eight goals for the under 18 side so far this season and beat nominees from 76 other clubs to lift the award.

The award is not given purely for achievement on the field of play, but off it as well. It recognises the achievement of apprentices through the Apprentice in Sporting Excellence (ASE)

ASE is a two year course, which started in June 2004 and takes students aged from 16 to 18 who study for an NVQ  in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance, a recognised academic education and a certificate in football coaching skills.

Coventry City Academy's education officer Andy Ellis said, "Billy is somebody who you know will just apply himself to whatever task you put in front of him whether that's on the pitch or off it.

"His effort thus far has helped him to fulfil his potential and he's a great lad to have in the classroom because while he gets on with his work his is always one to help others as well.

"He's very independent and very determined to become a pro and he's demonstrated his willingness to do what he needs to do to make that happen and not only that but he's also become a good leader to the first year apprentices as well.

"He goes about things in the right way and if you spoke to anybody else about him you would get the same response. It's a thoroughly deserved award."