Owen Hayward, Rhys Walker, Logan Sinclair, and Scott Honeyman will train with John McGlynn’s side through the week while also forming the base of the club’s new Reserve Team.
Owen Hayward signed for the Falkirk Academy from Newtongrange Star FC, having previously been with Hibernian FC. A 17-year-old goalkeeper, he has been training regularly with the first team and been involved with matchday warm-ups for a number of months.
Logan Sinclair is a 16-year-old left sided centre half who made his first team debut against Peterhead. He signed for the Falkirk Academy from Craigroyston FC, having previously spent time with Hibernian FC.
Rhys Walker is a 17-year-old winger, who came to Falkirk from Dundee United. He has featured regularly for the club’s under-18’s this season.
Scott Honeyman trained with the first team for much of last season after joining on an amateur contract and spent the season on loan with East Stirlingshire in the Lowland League. The 17-year-old can play across the front line.
The players will also undertake an SQA qualification alongside their football training to continue their academic development.
The quartet increase the number of academy players signed professionally at the club to five, as they join Pearse Carroll who signed as a modern apprentice last summer.
Head of Youth Development Tony Begg said on the four signings:
“We are delighted to be able to offer these young players their first contract ahead of the coming season. It shows the club’s commitment to developing young players and this is the first step on their way to building a career within professional football.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended our recent Speakers’ Night and Golf Day. The money raised by these events has played a significant role in allowing us to offer these players professional contracts and shows how important youth development is to the club’s support.
“All four players have worked extremely hard to earn this opportunity and I would like to give my congratulations to all four, but the hard work starts now!”
Tony will speak to Falkirk TV early next week to go over the new signings and what the Reserve Team will mean for the Academy structure going forward.