You as a player: I am 18 years old and my position in the team is goalkeeper. I have played in this position since I was 5 years old. I played academy football for 8 seasons representing Blackburn Rovers, Rochdale AFC and Wigan Athletic FC.I have also represented the Independent Schools Football Association for the North West of England and England National Team (U14s). I have for the past two seasons represented Myerscough College / Preston North End Youth Development Squad. I am now in my third season as the first choice goalkeeper. I train at Preston North End FC on a Monday and provide goal keeper coaching to the goalkeepers whom attend the Development Centre on Wednesday / Friday. I hold the FA Level 1 Coaching Badge for outfield players and goalkeepers. I have recently completed the FA Level 2 Badge in outfield players. I will then be able to complete my Level 2 Badge in Goalkeeping. My ambition is to continue to complete further badges through to UEFA "A" and Pro Licence. I have been coaching for a number of years, coaching every week.

I am a very committed footballer and been praised wherever I have played and trained for having an excellent attitude. I am very vocal and constantly communicate effectively through training & matches. I train every day and used to the physical and mental requirements to play at the highest level.

I spent the month of July 2019 with Soccer Smart Limited at their training facility in Alicante, Spain. I trained every day and played regular matches. My personal highlight was playing against Al Ahli FC who are the Egyptian Champions and the biggest football club in Africa. I saved a penalty after 3 minutes of the match. We trained and played in the heat and I acclimatised immediately so playing in hot conditions is not an issue for me.

I am trained as a footballer first and goal keeper is my position in a team. I am very comfortable with the ball at my feet and able to use my right and left foot without thought. I am naturally right footed. Distribution is a key part of my game and I am able to distribute using short passes, overarm throws and long passes either from a goal kick or out of my hands with accuracy. I kick the ball nearly the full length of the pitch and have provided assists to goals which my teams have scored!

I have attended Myerscough College for the past two years and board at college, so I am very used to living away from home and being independent.

SAT Result: Sitting in December

Nationality:  British

DOB: 7/16/2001

Previous Clubs: Blackburn Rovers FC, Rochdale FC & Wigan Athletic FC
Independent Schools Football Association - North West U14s
Independent Schools Football Association - England U14s

Current Clubs: Myerscough College / Preston North End FC Youth Development Squad


Drivers License: Yes

Qualifications: Maths GCSE - Grade C (2016/17)
Physical Education GCSE - Grade C (2016/17)
BTEC - Level 2 - Extended Certificate in Football Studies (2017/18)
BTEC - Level 3 - Football Studies - Year 1 of 2 (2018/19)

Position: GK

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