New City College footballers James Bone and Connor Hunt have been selected for the Southern region National Football Youth League (NFYL) All-Star team – and will now attend trials at St George’s Park – the English FA’s national football centre.
James and Connor, who are both studying the Level 3 Sport course, and are part of the Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Centre at our Epping Forest campus, are the first ever students from NCC to be chosen for the highly-regarded team and are looking forward to taking part in a day’s training and trial matches on December 13th against the NFYL Northern region team.
If they impress the coaches and talent scouts on the day, they will become part of the All-Stars national squad.
James, who started college in September, and currently plays centre-mid at Enfield Town, said: “This is a really big opportunity for me and I am looking forward to it. It’s a shop window for scouts for the big clubs so it’s really important. I’ve had some setbacks, having been released from Arsenal and Reading in my younger years, so it is a massive chance for me to push on in my career dream of becoming a signed professional at a major club.”
Goalkeeper Connor, who has previously been with Stevenage, Leyton Orient and Spurs, said: “I’m excited for what’s to come. It was a great feeling to know I had been selected above so many other players. This course has opened up loads of opportunities for me – it’s been the best way forward to develop my ability.”