The lost boys of football who don’t ‘make it’

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In Premier League academies there are around 3,500 boys – but of those entering academies at the age of nine, less than 0.5% will ever make a living from the game.

So what happens to those who don’t “make it” and does football adequately prepare them for life and alternative careers?

Sky’s Martha Kelner travels around the UK to meet some of them.

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