Congratulations to two of our IHM Football Academy players from our Ellesmere College site who were nominated for the county trials in Shropshire.
James Prescott and McDonald Ferguson both attended the trials for the Shropshire Schools and College Association. Both players attended the trial session at Shropshire Sports Village on Monday evening for the U16’s squad. 20 players in total from the Shropshire county were in attendance at the session, all battling to win a spot in the U16s county squad. On the night both boys did extremely well with McDonald getting an assist for one of the goals and James getting himself on the score sheet with a fantastic long range effort. Now all they have to do is wait for the feedback and to see if they are called up to represent the county.
IHM Director of Football, Mick Brennan said
“This is a fantastic opportunity for these two players to step up a level to try out for the county representative side. It is testament to their ongoing commitment to their football that head coach David nominated them to go for the trials. There are very limited numbers able to do this across the county, so to be in that group of 20 players who have that chance now is great. It’s the next step to try to open doors in their career. We really hope that both IHM players progress on to play in the squad as that will allow them to showcase their ability to coaches and scouts, along with developing their game. Well done to them both!”
McDonald was equally enthusiastic after the game telling his Head Coach, David Raven:
“Yesterday went well. I coped well with the standard and the pace of the game. I played a total number of 60 minutes and I picked up an assist.”
James’ father, Stephen also reports on his son’s performance at the trial:
“He felt it went well. He didn’t look out of place at all. He even managed to score a long range effort. James enjoyed it and would love to get to play again.”
If you would like to take your football to the next whilst getting an excellent education, take a look here how to apply for the IHM Football Academy at Ellesmere College.