One of Crawley London’s youngest recruits this summer was 16-year-old Rafiq Khaleel. The creative midfielder has spent time adapting to full-time football in a professional set up which has included games against the likes of Crawley Town U23s. Rafiq has quickly become an integral part at the heart of the attack for the Academy side that remains unbeaten this season.
The Midfielder has gone about his business with composure and professionalism, whilst already forming friendships with teammates and staff alike.
“The experience so far has been incredible,” said Rafiq.
“The dressing room is such a great group, with amazing players who have lots of ability. I’ve been learning a lot and all the staff and coaches have helped me a lot in the first couple of months.”
"I’ve got a lot more to give, but it's an incredible start."