BRADFORD City's Football Development Programme have received yet another boost, after a Premier League link up.

The programme's foundation groups, Under-13s and U14s will all compete in the Junior Premier League from next season.

The FDP enthused on Twitter: "Fantastic to be able to provide this games programme for these players."

The news comes after one of the programme's biggest stars, Lewis Gardner, announced his departure.

He trained with the Bantams academy, made the National Football Youth League's all-star team, played in Silsden's first team and gained an Extended Diploma in Sport from League Football Education.