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Jac gets England Independent School Boys football call up

Jac Herbert, a 2nd Form pupil, has been selected to represent England in the U14 Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) National representative side.

Jac isn’t a stranger to the pressures of football and has played for Shrewsbury Town FC Academy since 2016.  This stood him in good stead for the trials he had to compete in before being selected for the team.  Jac will now travel to Oakham School, Rutland to compete in an Academy Tournament in August.  

It is an outstanding achievement to be selected; the programme covers U14 to U18 level and has been hugely successful in recent years.  The teams have competed against Manchester City, ESFA Scotland and England, Leicester City, Real Madrid, Celtic and have experienced many other memorable occasions that allow players to progress and develop onto future pathways.  Players also make friends for life with many of the new teammates they meet.

Head of Sports, Dominic Bradburne, commented, "This is a fantastic opportunity for Jac; not many boys have the chance to represent their country in sport.  This will be an enjoyable, stimulating, football-filled experience.  The department put forward several boys from the school to trial and I am delighted that Jac has had this chance after all the hard work he has put in."