Barnet have handed one-year professional contracts to eight members of their title-winning Under-18s team.

The Bees won the Football League Youth Alliance South East division last year and a sizeable portion of that side have today put pen-to-paper on full-time professional deals with Barnet.

Defenders Joe Gater, Charlie Kennedy, Harry Taylor, along with midfielders Wes Fonguck, Fumnaya Shomotun, Justin Nwogu, Ryan Gondoh and Shane Cojocarel have joined Tamille Roache - who inked a professional deal in January - in committing to the Bees for next season.

However, Jack Ryan, Keir Dickson, George Berkes, Elliot Harris, Mohammed Diaby, Alfie Cain, Jhonnatan Castiblanco, Brian Testolin and Jake Knight have all been released after completing their scholarships at The Hive.

Stepping up to the become second-year scholars are Kai McKenzie-Lyle, Bren Ocran, Hakeem Odofin, Jack Taylor, Nana Kyei, Louie Leong, Matt Stevens, George Booker and Carlito Lawton.