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Dylan Petitcuenot Age 15

Dylan joined GFN Sept. 2018, in Manchester from Sydney Australia. Dylan is an exceptional young man and a brilliant footballer. He believed in the process we set out for him and watched him grow every day.

Dylan, was scouted by many clubs. Stoke City FC, Accrington Stanley FC & Manchester United FC. A huge football problem to have at such a young age, after careful consideration we agreed Stoke was a great fit for Dylan at the time. Signing a 8-week trial upon accepting their offer. After 6 weeks he was offered a pro-contract to be a Stoke City player.

Dylan believed in our process and gained the best possible outcome whilst with GFN.  


Josh started his journey by attending GFN Sydney showcase 2019 in Sydney. Josh was then selected to travel with our U16s touring team later in September to England.

On arrival, just had a brilliant start with playing with first game against Burnley fc and scoring on debut, we soon realised Josh could handle everything coming his way. He continued his journey after the UK tour by joining GFN full-time player program and continued to grow every day buying in to everything we offered him. 

The day arrive after 5 weeks playing in a game against Shrewsbury Town FC. Head of Recruitment approached GFN and invited Josh in on a trial period. Josh has since spent 4 months with them and continues to impress every week. GFN is very proud and wish him the very best in his football career.

Josh Okan

Age 16

Zak Pladas    Age 16

Zak left Sydney, Australia in September 2017 to tour the UK for 2 weeks, testing himself against some of the best players in the UK to gain experience and better himself.

After a few showcase games he gained the interest of a few pro-academies. Zak was asked to stay back and pursue these options. After an extended period and hard work he gained interest from Burnley fc, Salford City fc, Sheffield United fc and a few others. A short time after Zak was offered a contract at Curzon Ashton

fc academy that he accepted going on to play his season and winning the U16s league and Manchester cup winners. Zak was then offered a scholarship at Buxton fc for 2 years where he currently plays his football at U19s level now moving on to the reserves team. GFN is very proud of this young man and we wish him the very best of luck on his football journey. Keep it up champion.

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Lachie Rose  Age 20

Lachie joined us on his football journey in December 2019 from Sydney, Australia. Spending a period of 3 months under our guidance and a trial period with Salford City fc with the first team, we watched him grow into an amazing player giving him the freedom to express himself on the pitch to develop into a professional footballer. His approach towards the game was and still is of the highest level always behaving as a professional. After every game against pro-clubs he always gained the interest of the recruitment staff and they wanted to know more about him. A footballers journey 

is never easy, and usually has more rejection than success. Lachie is a perfect example of success having returned to sydney after his stay in Manchester and not long after that being scouted to trial with new A-League outfit Macarthur Bulls fc and signing an pro-contract with them for 2 years. We are super proud of this young man on his achievements and are massive fans. Glad we have contributed to your success and wish you all the best for the rest of your pro-football journey.

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