Young talents join Swansea City academy

10th January
Joe Thomas and Corey Hurford

Swansea City has signed Corey Hurford and Joe Thomas to join the club’s academy following successful trial spells.

Hurford, 17, has penned a deal through to the end of June 2023, with the option for a further year, following time at Chippenham Town and Briton Ferry.

The wing-back joined Briton Ferry at the beginning of the season from Chippenham, seeing himself converted from an attacking midfield role.

Hurford will be available for both Kristian O’Leary’s under-23s’ side and Darren Davies’ under-18s’ squad as they head into the second half of their seasons.

Thomas, 19, joins the Swans from Cambrian & Clydach, also on a deal until the summer of 2023 with the option for a 12-month extension.

Thomas, also a wing-back, joined Cambrian & Clydach at under-12 level, working his way through to the senior team and playing in the Cymru South division.

Thomas will be available to O’Leary’s under-23s for their first game of 2022 as they travel to face Watford in the Professional Development League on Tuesday.