Second year scholar decisions finalised
Carlisle United Football Club have today confirmed that second year youth midfielder Connor Hammell has been offered a one-year contract having completed a two-year scholarship programme with the club.
Hammell, 18, made it onto the first team bench for the first time this season for the 4-4 September home draw against Wimbledon, and made his senior debut in the December 2-1 home victory over Northampton Town when he replaced Derek Asamoah from the bench with ten minutes left to play.
He made his second appearance for the club eight days later in the home game against York City when he replaced David Amoo during the half time break.
Academy manager Alan Moore said: “We’re obviously delighted for Connor. He took his chance when he stepped up to the first team environment and he is a young player who always wants to learn and improve.
“It’s great for the club that another local player has come through the system and made it to the stage of being offered a contract. He knows the hard work doesn’t stop here but he has done well to get himself into this position.”
Meanwhile second years Jason Blackburn, Danny Eccles, Jack Elliott, Jordan Marshall, Harvey Moyes and Tom White have been released as their spell with the club comes to an end.
“This is never an easy day for any of us,” Moore explained. “These lads work hard during their time with us and we obviously get to know them well.
“It’s difficult but it goes without saying that we wish them all the very best as they move on from here. With the type of lads they are I am sure they will go on to be successful in whatever they choose to do.”
Second year utility man Frankie Wallace has had a decision on his future delayed due to the injuries he has faced through the second half of his scholarship period with the club.