Nottingham Forest forward Arvin Appiah has been recognised for his work both on and off the pitch by being named in 'The 11' by League Football Education (LFE).
'The 11' acknowledges the football and academic progress of Under 18 players on apprenticeships at current or former EFL clubs and is also designed to assess other factors, including involvement in community or charity-based initiatives.
The 2018-19 season was a breakthrough one for Appiah who made his first-team debut for the club as well as scoring his first goal, with his academic work also reaching high standards.
Under 18s head coach Gareth Holmes said: “Arvin has been excellent to work with and really has a desire to be the best he can be. His work ethic and willingness to improve stands him apart.
“On top of this, Arvin is an excellent human being who is totally respected by players and staff throughout the club.”
As well as representing Forest, Arvin has also gone on to play for England Under 19s after featuring for England Under 17s last summer in the European Championships.
Chris Caunt, head of education and welfare at the club, added: “It has been an absolute pleasure to teach Arvin. He approaches all lessons and topics with an outstanding attitude and constantly wants to challenge himself and achieve the highest level possible. He is a role model for the rest of the group with his positive attitude and humble demeanour.”