Youngster heads for the EPL


The club can confirm that young defender Riley Warland has joined English Premier League side Fulham for an undisclosed fee.

The 16-year-old had progressed through Glory’s NPL Academy after joining the club’s Development Centre in 2011.

Warland is set to spend the next three years at Craven Cottage and PGFC Football Director Jacob Burns feels that the youngster’s move provides yet another glowing endorsement of Glory’s Academy system.

“The move to Fulham represents a fantastic opportunity for Riley,” he said, “and while it is sad to see a young prospect depart, he goes with our very best wishes.

“He has been with the club since the age of 9 and his progress is a testament to the hard work of every coach he has worked under within our two-star Academy here at Glory, as well as to his own hard work and dedication.

“Riley joins a lengthy list of players who have followed the clear pathway that exists within our Academy structure and gone on to earn opportunities at top overseas clubs”.