Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Swansea City Sign Young Star Kurtis March

Swansea City Sign Young Star Kurtis March

Swansea City have signed 15 year-old Kurtis March from rivals Cardiff City.

The Swansea-born player has spent five years at Ninian Park but he turned down the chance to continue his career with the Bluebirds, opting instead to join his home town club.

Swansea City are likely required to pay Cardiff a compensation fee, and if the two clubs can't agree the sum, it will be decided by a Football League tribunal.

Swansea's Head of Youth, Tony Pennock told the Official Site:

'Obviously we are all delighted to capture such an exciting prospect as Kurtis,''

'Once we knew Kurtis had turned down Cardiff's offer of a scholarship, we moved straight in. Although there was interest from a number of other clubs, I'm pleased to say that we were always his first choice.''

'It's the first time we have paid compensation to another club for someone so young,''

'But it shows how far we have progressed as a Youth set-up and as a club.

'With the Chairman and the Board's backing we are determined to not only attract the best local talent, but to persuade them from going elsewhere which has happened in the past. This signing proves that other so called bigger clubs are no longer the attraction they once were.''


It is believed that Kurtis also turned down offers from Premiership and Championship clubs to sign on at the Liberty.



Bookmark and Share



For the very latest Championship odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday April 8 2009
Time: 1:57PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Swansea City In Talks To Sign Bolanos?

Swansea City are being linked with a move for Gremio's Ecuadorian attacker Miller Bolanos

Gomis Would Have To Take Big Wage Cut To Join Marseille?

Latest speculation suggests that French side Marseille are interested in taking Bafetimbi Gomis on loan

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Opinions from Holland on Mike van der Hoorn

Some quick and brief opinions on Mike van der Hoorn, the Ajax defender that we look set to sign for around £2m

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Suggested By:
Taylor first choice, Kingsley backup12%
Taylor first choice, new signing as backup1%
Kingsley first choice, Taylor as backup68%
Kingsley first choice, new signing as backup9%
new signing first choice, Kingsley as backup8%
something else2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)