Leeds United have signed a star in the making from Westville House School in Ilkley.

Sami Pattinson, aged eight, is one of 17 boys who have been signed into the Leeds United Academy Under 9 squad for next season. Sami was first spotted by Steve Potter, one of the Westville House football coaches who then referred him to Leeds for a trial and assessment.Sami is pictured signing his contract with Lewis Walters (left) and Eric Grimes, both members of the first team squad.

Rosey James, head teacher at Westville House School, said: “We are all delighted by the success that Sami is having. We recognise the enormous dedication and skill that he displays.”