Chesterfield FC has offered professional contracts to three youth team players.
Jacob Hazel, Jack Waddle and Jonathan Wafula have all impressed this season and have been rewarded with an initial one-year deal.
Youth team manager Dave Bentley said: “Congratulations to the three lads who have been offered one-year professional contracts. The hard work starts now.”
Dave Bentley reserved special admiration for striker Jonathan Wafula.
He said: “I have great admiration for the commitment of Jonathan.
“He has come through the Chesterfield College programme where he has combined college education, training, youth team matches as well as a part-time job.”
Jacob Hazel has scored an impressive 42 goals in two season for the youth team, while Jack Waddle captained the side to their second consecutive Midland Youth Cup final.