UK time is: 04:42:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Youngster Massey Turns Pro'

Watford`s revolutionary Harefield Academy system yesterday recognized it`s first graduate as local lad Gavin Massey penned a two-year professional contract with the Hornet`s which will tie the 17 year-old forward to the Hornet`s until 2012.

The nippy forward, who only made his first-team debut on the final day of the season during the mauling of Coventry City was amongst the first intake of scholars at the Harefield Academy back in 2007.

Having represented the club at both U18 and Reserve Team level previously, Massey also took part in the prestigious Milk Cup Youth Tournament for the past two seasons over in Northern Ireland.

Bigger clubs than the Hornet`s have been sniffing around the 6`1" forward, including five-times European Cup winners, Liverpool. Tying the Watford-born youngster to a professional contract offers the Hornet`s a lot more security if, should the former Chater School student meet the levels expected of him.

'Gavin has worked extremely hard and we feel he merits a pro deal, the hard work has to continue now.

It is a reward for his on-going progress, the hard work is still to come if he wants to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Adrian Mariappa and Lloyd Doyley, who have come through the Academy.'
Said Malky Mackay.

Massey will finish his education at the Harefield Academy whilst also being part of the senior squad next season.

Good luck Gavin.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: wfc123 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 20 2010

Time: 5:13PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Watford Articles

10 Man Watford Win At Reading (Saturday December 20 2014)

Stats: Reading v Watford (Saturday December 20 2014)

Reading v Watford: Team Line-Ups (Saturday December 20 2014)

PREVIEW: Reading v Watford (Saturday December 20 2014)

Anya Previews Reading Clash (Friday December 19 2014)

Bournemouth Fixture Selected For TV (Friday December 19 2014)

Hornets and Cherries Clash To Be Televised (Thursday December 18 2014)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. ANDY710 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Reading 0 - 1 Watford
Watford 2 - 1 Wigan
Fulham 0 - 5 Watford
Watford 0 - 1 Cardiff
Watford 1 - 2 Derby County
Ipswich 1 - 0 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Brentford 22 12 4 6 8 40
4. Middlesbrough 22 11 6 5 18 39
5. Derby County 22 11 6 5 17 39
6. Watford 22 11 5 6 16 38
7. Norwich 22 9 7 6 11 34
8. Blackburn 22 9 7 6 3 34
9. Forest 22 7 10 5 5 31

Breaking League News

Rhodes at the Double!
Blackburn : 21/12/2014 02:23:00
Worst yet admits Karanka
Middlesbrough : 20/12/2014 23:15:00
Boro slip against rivals
Middlesbrough : 20/12/2014 23:06:00
RUFC - Evans 'It Was Always Going To Be Big Game'
Rotherham : 20/12/2014 21:52:00
RUFC - Evans 'Tom Was Stunning Today'
Rotherham : 20/12/2014 21:49:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who would you start in goal against Reading?
Suggested By:  Harry
Gomes 50%
Bond 50%