Bradley Fraser (18), an outstanding student with The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Football Academy, recently returned from Italy where he played for the England College National Team in the Champions League.

Selected for the England team after an impressive season at Borehamwood FC, a non-league community club in the Ryman Premier Division, the under 18s captain played his first games against Romania and the United Arab Emirates winning 1 – 0, and drawing 1 - 1 against Slovenia. The England team made it all the way to the final against Italy but conceded the top spot at 2-0 to the Italians.

Bradley said: ”I was thrilled to play in the Champions League and I’m really proud that we got to the final. Playing with the England Colleges Team was a fantastic opportunity and one I wouldn’t have had without enrolling with the Football Academy.”

The College’s Football Academy, combines sports and academic study. Bradley is able to study Construction at the College while at the same time pursuing his sporting dream of becoming a professional footballer.

Kurt Hintz, Director of 14 – 19 at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, said: “The Football Academy has allowed Bradley to pursue a career as a professional footballer while also getting the skills he needs for work. Bradley has done extremely well in football while also working hard at College.“

Joining the College’s Football Academy requires a successful trial at Borehamwood Football Club.  College staff can then advise on applicants’ individualised learning programmes to meet their needs.

Successful young people combine their Academy place with courses at the College’s Enfield Centre. They attend the course as normal, while also receiving football training, coaching and game experience.

Trials for September 2010 are being held on 1 June and 6 July at the College’s Enfield Centre.

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