National recognition for two King Edward's footballers

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TWO King Edward’s Witley pupils have been selected by The Independent Schools’ Football Association (ISFA) as best players in their age group.

In a national ISFA trial, Luke Jones, who took part in the under-14 category, and Cameron Shields, who entered the under-15 category, succeeded in going through to the second series of trials, which took place in Shrewsbury on Sunday, November 28.

The two pupils managed to progress through the trial and will now join a squad of 22 from around the United Kingdom.

Their fixtures list is yet to be finalised, but they will be playing against football academies around the United Kingdom in the new year.

Adam Ryman, King Edward’s football coach, said: "It is very exciting, and brilliant for the boys to represent King Edward’s at ISFA in 2022.

"They both fully deserve this amazing opportunity.

"They continually work hard in every training session and are both super talented.

"As their training coach, I am very proud of their achievements, I believe their future will be very exciting and I am looking forward to seeing how the two boys develop."

Garry Haylock, King Edward’s head of football, added: "Both boys have worked very hard during their training sessions and deserve this success.

"They have been an example to others and have shown what can be achieved through hard work and determination.

"They should both be very proud of their success, as are we, but need to remember that getting in the squad is only the first hurdle, there will be others to come!"

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