Four Weston students called up to England football squad
THREE Weston College football graduates and a BTEC student have been selected to play in an England Select Under-23 squad – one kick from the England C team.
Goalkeeper Luke Purnell, 22, striker Jake Harris, 22 and midfield player, Dayle Grubb, 22, all of Worle along with Bradley Ash, 17, of Burnham-on-Sea have been talent spotted.
Weston College football director, Ryan Northmore, said: “This is the first time anything like this has happened and a real achievement for the College and our partners because it recognises both the players endeavours and those who support them.
“Luke teaches sport at Priory School in Weston and Dayle who was named Weston –super-Mare Football Club Player of the Year last season studied a Foundation Degree here while Bradley has started his BTEC. Jake was snapped up by Newport before returning to us with a Wembley appearance to his name.”
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The quartet all play for the town’s football club which is third in the Skrill Conference South, made up of 22 teams spanning from the South West to Dover.
They will now go on to test their skills in front of England C Team manager, Paul Fairclough, at the selection match in Devon on Wednesday, October 16.
Bradley Ash said: “It's a great honour to be selected. I owe a big thank you to the coaches at Weston.”