Feather falls with final flourish

Almost: Dale Feather just missed out on a pro contract, this time.

Dale Feather’s hopes of securing a professional contract ended in disappointment.
But the Silsden u19s star still returned from his League Two trials having impressed managers Paulo Di Canio and Russell Slade.
“Unfortunately, I didn’t get in,” said Feather. “Obviously I wasn’t what they were looking for, but I met Di Canio and Slade and they just told us that were all very good players.
“They said the standard was very high, and there is a future in football for us all, as long as we keep playing and keep working hard.
“To try again next year was the message really.”
Dale, 19, from Denholme, successfully got through several qualifying rounds to reach the final trials stages of the Samsung’ Win a Pro Contract competition, reaching the last 22 of more than 5,000 entries.
The three lucky players reaching the final selection were Kayden Jackson, of Bradford club Albion Sports, who Feather played with for Bradford City u16s and the West RIding representative side last season; Claudio Hoban and Jack Sherratt.

One thought on “Feather falls with final flourish

  1. Unlucky Dale but like they say dont give. Silsden U19’s are a great side at the moment and 1st team games get you more expeirence.
    Compare yourself to Craig Noone who started in the North West Counties League with Skelmesdale. He is now on the verge of promotion to the Premiership with Cardiff having picked up a League One Championship medal with Brighton. If Cardiff get promoted he will join Anthony Pilkington(Norwich) in the top flight, who began playing with Atherton Collieries.
    Keep it up

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