ARGYLE Academy star Jarvis Cleal has been named in ‘The 11’ by League Football Education.
The 11 celebrates achievements on and off the pitch, with players selected by LFE regional officers, who make judgements based on:
- Academic progress
- Football progress
- Other factors - including participation in external initiatives, such as community work or overcoming adversity of some form.
From a selection of almost 1,200 apprentices across the country, 33 will receive the recognition during the 2019-20 season, aligning with college review periods.
The LFE reasoning behind Cleal's selection said:
Wing-back Jarvis has made a big impression on the pitch this year, earning a place on the first-team bench on a handful of occasions before finally making his senior debut as a late substitute during a 3-0 victory over Macclesfield Town in Sky Bet League Two.
In the classroom, the second-year apprentice remains committed to completing his education, working at Distinction standard on the Extended Diploma.
LFE Regional Officer Roger Gibbins said: “Jarvis is a very nice lad who has the potential to establish himself as a professional. He’s recently been given the opportunity to show what he can do in the first team and now it’s up to him to seize the moment.
“Despite his first-team involvement, Jarvis has maintained consistency with his grades and is on course to complete the extra units within the Extended Diploma.”