Ellis joins elite after year with Man City

Ellis Skelcher, Pontefract Collieries junior who is joining up with the Ultimate Football Coaching Academy in Horsforth

Ellis Skelcher, Pontefract Collieries junior who is joining up with the Ultimate Football Coaching Academy in Horsforth

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Ferrybridge youngster Ellis Skelcher is continuing his football experience following a successful year at Manchester City’s junior development centre in Leeds.

Ellis, who plays for Pontefract Collieries under 8s, has now taken the next step by joining up with the Ultimate Football Coaching Academy in Horsforth – an elite set up by invitation only.

The UFCA is run by professionals to nurture young talented players to give them stability and a better chance of making it as a pro footballer.

Before joining the Man City set-up Ellis was watched by scouts from several top English clubs who have been impressed by his dribbling and shooting skills.

But it is not just on the football field that Ellis shines as he has other sporting talents too.

After a few months training at Ji-Tae Elite Taekwondo Club, he has already managed a double grade on his first two belts and is looking forward to the next grading next month.

Ferrybridge Roundhill School pupil Ellis is also doing well academically as he has managed an ‘A’ grade in all his subjects.