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EFL Awards: Ben Wilmot wins League Two Apprentice of the Year

15 April 2018

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Young centre-back claims EFL gong...

Stevenage defender, Ben Wilmot has won LFE League Two Apprentice of the Year at Sunday's EFL Awards 2018.

The award rounds off a superb season for the 18 year old, who has progressed through the Stevenage FC Academy system to become a First Team player. 

After impressing for the U18s earlier in the season, Wilmot was called up for First Team duty and has made 15 appearances to date.

Two Checkatrade Trophy starts in the Autumn and a late FA Cup cameo against Nantwich were Wilmot's first involvements, but that was only the beginning as since the turn of the year, he has become a First Team regular.

In October Wilmot was named as 1 of 11 young footballers across the country for their standout performances on the pitch and in the classroom, in the League Football Education, 'The 11'.

International recognition followed as an England U19 call-up in March saw Wilmot represent his country for the first time.

Also taken into consideration is academic achievement and having completed his NVQ Level 3 Diploma and BTEC Level 3 in Sport (Performance and Excellence), it was an area where Wilmot also shined.

The LFE League Two Apprentice of the Year award recognises the outstanding young professionals at EFL Clubs who excel both on and off the pitch. Wilmot beat off competition in the form of George Lloyd of Cheltenham and Jordan Ponticelli of Coventry City, both worthy winners themselves.

From everyone associated with Stevenage Football Club, congratulations Ben! 

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