Defender Jevon Mills has been recognised for his achievements on and off the pitch by the League Football Education.
The Republic of Ireland Under-19 international has been included in ‘The 11’, which acknowledges the football and academic progress of Under-18 players on apprenticeships at current or former English Football League clubs – and is also designed to assess other factors, including involvement in community or charity-based initiatives.
A total of 33 apprentices from a selection of 1,100 are recognised for the award during the 2021/22 season, which celebrates the holistic development of young players and is a barometer applied to the LFE Apprentice of the Year awards.
Head of Education at Hull City Dean Jennings said to the LFE: “Jevon has made exceptional progress since leaving school. He is consistently working above his target grade and producing some outstanding work. He does this despite his footballing commitments with the Under-23s and, more recently, international honours.
“Jevon is on course to be an early submission for his SEP EPA as he has produced some excellent evidence for his portfolio. He is so articulate when it comes to him understanding himself as an aspiring professional footballer.
“If you were to know Jevon like we do here at the Academy, you wouldn’t know that he was preforming so well as a promising young centre-back, as he is so grounded and humble. Whenever he puts on a shirt for this club, whether that’s with the Under-18s, Under-23s, or up with the first team, he gives it his all.
“The most noticeable thing with Jevon is that he religiously analyses his performances and is always striving to improve his game. This could be just watching back his own clips or absorbing feedback from his peers and coaches. This demonstrates his personality and leadership qualities.”