In Episode 7 of The Mental Well-Balling Podcast Kyle Andrews interviews former CAFC Academy scholar Luca Albon who was informed last year that he was not going to be offered a professional contract. Luca reflects on what he learned during his time at the club, how he maintained his mental well-being and how the club handled informing him that he would not be offered a contract.
"Nearly half my life time I've been associated with the club"
"I think you can prepare, definitely, but it is virtually impossible to have the feelings and emotions you go through of not being offered a professional contract. You can't relate to it unless you've gone through it"
But, he remains optimistic:
"I still truly believe that I can have a career in football"