Rochdale AFC are delighted to announce that Harrison Hopper, Lewis Bradley and Fabio Tavares have all signed their first professional contracts with the Club.
The trio, who are all 18-years-old, have put pen to paper on one-year deals at the Crown Oil Arena, having graduated from the Youth Team.
During their two-year scholarships with the Club, they were key members of the 2017/18 EFL North West Youth Alliance League title winning side, and reached the third round of the FA Youth Cup last season.
Hopper, a midfielder who made his first-team debut in a Checkatrade Trophy tie against Leicester City last season, joined the Club as a scholar in the summer of 2017 following a success trial period.
Bradley joined the Academy aged 13, with the attacking midfielder making his first-team and EFL debut in Dale’s final game of the 2018/19 season against Charlton Athletic at The Valley.
Striker Tavares, who is from the Kirkholt area of Rochdale, has been with the Academy since 15-years-old, scoring over 40 goals throughout his two-year scholarship.