Armada FC Signs Former West Bromwich Albion Academy Standout Danny Barrow

Former Wales U-17 International spent time as a trialist last spring with Sporting KC and Armada
Dec 18, 2015

Armada FC Public Relations | Dec. 18, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Armada FC announced on Friday the signing of Danny Barrow, a former academy standout of English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion, pending ITC approval.

A speedy, 20-year-old left-footed winger, Barrow comes to Jacksonville following a pair of short stints in 2015 with English National League South clubs Bath City FC and Truro City FC along with trials last spring with Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City and the Armada.

"Danny is an exciting young player that was eager to return to Jacksonville after training with the club for a short stint last year,” said Armada FC head coach and technical director Tony Meola. “What we saw in Danny was a player that could be ‘different’ and give our attack a different dimension. Our hope is that he will grow into the player we believe he can become and do it in an Armada jersey."

Barrow, who hails from Braunton, England, began his youth training at Chivenor Soccer School under the guidance of his head coach and father Lee Barrow before joining the youth system at English Football League Two side Plymouth Argyle FC. He then moved to the development academy at West Bromwich Albion in 2011. Known for his speed in the wide-right role, Barrow’s success with West Brom's U-18 team earned him a one-year professional contract with the club in 2014.

At just 14-years-old, he was called up to the Wales U-17 National Team. Barrow won two matches as a starter for Wales in the U-16 and U-17 European championships in 2010 and 2011. He came on as a substitute in Wales’ 4-0 win over England in the 2010 Victory Shield, an annual U-16 tournament contested at the time between Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.

The Armada FC will announce additional signings in the coming days.