Dan King and Charlie Barlow join our Community department...
Two of Southend United’s former youth academy members have joined the club’s Community and Educational Trust department.
Daniel King and Charlie Barlow both came through the club’s academy, but were not offered professional deals following their two years in the under-18’s.
They will both however be staying with Southend United, moving into the Community department as Community coaches.
Both Dan and Charlie will be on an Apprenticeship Level 3 framework, studying sport development, while continuing their football part-time.
Community CEO Dale Spiby said: “We’re very pleased to have welcomed both Dan and Charlie to our team here in the Community department.
“They were both of course disappointed not to get professional contracts with the club, but were keen to look at what we had available.
“Ricky Duncan spoke very highly of Dan and Charlie, and I’m sure they will both be huge assets to the work we do in the local community.”