England to Scout the Next Football Stars in Nottingham

Disabled footballers in the Midlands have the opportunity to try out for one of the England teams this month, open to students and members of the public. The “England Talent” day will be looking for female players for the Deaf team, and male players for the Deaf, Cerebral Palsy, Blind, Partially Sighted and Amputee groups.

The project is a collaboration between NTU, The University of Nottingham, The Football Association (FA) and the British Universities and College Sport group.

Paul Reynolds, FA Regional Talent selection consultant, talked highly of one former NTU student who recently joined one of the national teams:

“Former Nottingham Trent University student Jack Rutter is now involved in the England Cerebral Palsy Squad after he was highlighted to Nottinghamshire FA through the Headway charity, who give help and support to people affected by brain injury. Through these talent selection events we want to search for talented players like Jack who have a chance of playing for England.”

Trials are this Wednesday (6th March) at the Lee Westwood Sports Centre at Clifton Campus, from 8pm until 10pm. For an application form and any more information, contact Trent’s football coordinatior Daniel Corlett at daniel.corlett@ntu.ac.uk .

By Jonathan Freeman


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