Next Game

Hartlepool v Cambridge Utd

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 2

Last Game

Hartlepool 1 - 0 Mansfield

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 2

James dedicates award to fans

Hartlepool teenager Luke James has dedicated his League One Apprentice of the Year Award for 2013 to the club's fans.

Last Updated: 26/03/13 at 15:42

Luke James: Grateful for the support of the club's fans

Luke James: Grateful for the support of the club's fans

Pools have had little to celebrate this season as they continue their fight to escape relegation, but James, 18, carried the flag at the weekend's annual Football League Awards gala at The Brewery in London.

"When I went up on stage I could feel my phone vibrating in my pocket and it was my mam and dad trying to get in touch," he told the club's official website.

"I rang them when I got back to the table and they were screaming down the phone and I'm glad I've been able to make them proud.

"I had loads of messages from the players too to congratulate me, which is really nice and I had so many tweets from fans wishing me well, it was amazing - they've had a hard season so it's for them really.

"I'd also like to thank John Hughes, Micky Barron and all of the coaching staff who have given me the chance to win this award.

"I'd also like to thank John Hewitson, who has always supported me and came down to London to attend the awards with me."

James made the first-team breakthrough at Victoria Park last season, making his debut shortly after his 17th birthday in December 2011, and has made 20 appearances this time around, mainly off the substitutes' bench, scoring two goals.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

G

ive him 10 crosses and he'll head 8 of them over the bar.

tk421
Where Does Giroud Rank In Premier League?

Footer 365

Chelsea defender John Terry signs new one-year contract

Chelsea defender John Terry has signed a new one-year contract to stay at the club until summer 2016.

Roy Hodgson confirms Harry Kane will make England debut

Harry Kane's "incredible season" will reach a new high with an England debut in the next week, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Roy Hodgson urges English goalkeepers to grab chance to shine

England boss Roy Hodgson has urged goalkeepers across the land to grab their chance to shine to fill his injury gaps.

Mail Box

Cry Me A River, Diego Costa...

There's little sympathy for Diego Costa, while one mailboxer has had enough of football by numbers. There's also an invitation to visit Colombia and an ode to Woan...

England Handicapped By Natural Pessimism

The England team will never achieve anything unless we all lighten up. Also, last season was simply Joe Hart's 'Frog Chorus', and 80 per cent was a conservative estimate of turds in the Liverpool punchbowl...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company