William Trew has this week been selected by the Independent School’s Football Association (ISFA) to play against three of England’s top football academies.
The one day tournament will see the ISFA Under 15 team play fixtures against Manchester United, Aston Villa and Liverpool on Saturday 16 May.
Hosted at Manchester United’s state-of-the-art AON Training Centre in Carrington, the high-level competition will be played behind closed doors.
William, who is currently the football captain of his year group at Truro School, was first seen by the ISFA selective squads as an Under 13 player when he represented the South-West of England in a regional tournament.
It was the same year that William was also part of the successful West Cornwall Under 13 team that won the National Cup for Cornwall, the first time any representative side from the county had won.
William has since played in a number of ISFA representative teams and attended regular development camps.
Glynn Hooper, Head of Football at Truro School said:
‘William’s selection in the Under 15’s squad to face three of England’s biggest teams is further recognition to the development he has made.’
Mr Hooper continued:
‘As Head of Football at Truro School I am immensely proud of William being selected to play in this prestigious tournament, as are the rest of Truro School community.’
William’s name now sits alongside a number of well-known players who previously represented the ISFA in national competitions including Frank Lampard, Fraser Forster and rising star Patrick Bamford, this seasons Football League Championship player of the year.
With such big names, Cornwall could soon be hearing a lot more about William Trew as he strives to be the next name engraved in the ISFA’s famous alumni.
After hearing that he had been selected, William said:
‘It felt great. It is really exciting to play at Manchester and represent the ISFA. I’m a little nervous about playing such big teams, but I know I’ll be fine on the day. I’m sure that everyone else in the team will be feeling the same.’
‘I am especially looking forward to playing against Liverpool, the team I support. If I could pick any team to play for professionally in the future then it would be them.’
William is currently studying his GCSEs at Truro School, choosing to study German, Geography, Geology and PE as his additional subjects.
When asked about his future William said:
‘Ideally I’d like to become a professional footballer but, at this stage, I am keeping all my options open.’
Mr Hooper finished by thanking the Trew family and said:
‘William’s family have been great, transporting him across the South of England over the last two years to represent the ISFA.’