Vanarama National League South club Chelmsford City have confirmed that under-18 side players Brandon Wood and Santana O’Brien-Porter have both signed first-team forms.
The young pair both joined the Clarets’ under-18 side at the start of the season and – under guidance from under-8 manager Nathan Church – their impressive performances have led to Rod Stringer and Nick Haycock opting to sign the starlets.
Wood, a young striker, has scored 15 goals in his previous ten games for the under-18s, firing the youth team to top of the Eastern Junior Alliance League.
Meanwhile, defender O’Brien-Porter has been a part of the under-18’s resolute defence which has lost just once this season.
Both players featured in City’s 2-3 away friendly victory at Aveley on Tuesday, with Wood featuring during the first half while O`Brien-Porter performed in the second.
Having both signed first-team terms, the duo will head on-loan to Bostik League North side Waltham Abbey for the rest of the season in order to gain some valuable first-team experience.
🖋 PLAYER NEWS | We are delighted to announce that @Clarets18s duo Brandon Wood and Santana O'Brien Porter have today signed first-team forms.
— Chelmsford City FC (@OfficialClarets) March 8, 2018