Nescot seven train with England C squad

Jun 17, 2016

Nescot seven train with England C squad

Seven Nescot students trained with England's C squad in Sutton in June, ahead of the team's match against Slovakia Under-21s.

The group are part of an academy programme run by Sutton United and Nescot, studying Sport full-time at the college as well as getting specialist football coaching from the club.

At the request of England C manager Paul Fairclough, the students wore full England kits to train with the team on June 3 and 4, ahead of the match on June 5.

Chosen for the training were defenders Brandon Bromyard, Sheriff Njie and Jack Hawkins, midfielders Max Felloni and Max O'Dowd and strikers Kyle Henry and Leon Dadey.

"This was a fantastic and very proud moment for the players themselves, their families and the academy," said Marvin Williams, Academy Director of Ultimate Football Academy.

"The players all deserved the opportunity, and it shows that talent and hard work pays off, regardless of your background."

The Academy programme has had a successful year, with highlights including Leon Dadey and Max Felloni being chosen to play for Sutton United's first team in their last match of the season, while Sheriff Njie met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in March.

Neil Barnett, Head of Sport and Uniformed Public Services at Nescot, added: "This was a great experience for the students, and I know it's something they'll remember for a long time to come."

Slovakia under-21s scored in the last of six minutes of stoppage time to beat England's C squad 4-3.

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