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Double delight for footie mad twins

Brothers Harry and Alfie Charlotte from Pontefract have both recently signed for Leeds United.
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Brothers Harry and Alfie Charlotte from Pontefract have both recently signed for Leeds United. p306c415

Almost 900 goals in four seasons – it is a record even the likes of Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez could only dream about.

But for football-mad twins Harry and Alfie Charlotte, seven, the dream became a reality after their goalscoring antics has seen them both sign for Leeds United Academy.

Midfielder Harry has scored 380 goals while brother Alfie, who is a striker, has netted 515 goals in just four seasons at Pontefract Colleries.

But from September, the youngsters, of Willow Park, Pontefract, will be testing their wits against teams from across the country in the white kit of Leeds.

Their mum Carly Charlotte said: “They’re both very excited to get started. They can’t wait.

“Football is what they live for. If they’re not playing it, they’re watching it. They absolutely love it.”

The twins, who go to De Lacy Academy in Pontefract, have played under the guidance of their dad Daniel, who coaches Pontefract Collieries.

In their first season for the club’s under-five team, Harry scored 71 goals, while Alfie netted 89 times.

They first caught the eye of football royalty in 2010 when they were invited to train at Manchester City’s development centre. The twins started with Leeds United’s development squad two years ago before joining the elite squad last year and signing for the academy last month.

Mrs Charlotte, 34, said: “They both really deserve it and they aren’t big headed about it either.

“They’re very modest about it all and they’re both devastated to be leaving Pontefract Collieries because they’ve grown up with that team since they were four.”

 

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