A TRIO of friends who have played football together since they were five years old have all signed their first junior contract with Morecambe FC.

Finley Goodyear, Ollie Shaw and Ellis Robinson, who are all in Year 3 at Heron Hill Primary School in Kendal, began at nearby Wattsfield FC and played together for Morecambe FC’s pre-academy.

Over the next year, they will train up to three times a week at Morecambe and will play matches every week against teams as far away as Walsall, Shrewsbury and Port Vale as well as playing the bigger teams such as Everton and Man City.