Talented footballer to play in Germany

A talented footballer has been selected to play matches in Germany later this year after impressing scouts with his talents.

Ned, Year 8, was spotted whilst playing games with his Illogan Football Club’s Under 13s team.

The officials were impressed by what they saw and spoke to his parents inviting him to take part in a summer tournament in Germany.

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Ned said: “They came and watched a few matches and picked me. They spoke to my mum and dad saying ‘well done’ and had a meeting with them.

“They said they liked me. They chose the best players from in Cornwall for the under 13s teams.

“I will go over there on a Sunday and check into the hotel. There will be some training sessions and I may be able to go to a water park. Then we will be in a tournament against people in Germany.

“We will take it in stages and with the finals on Monday.

“My parents are proud of me. They are coming to watch me play. I will be staying in a hostel with the other 16 players. I know a lot of them from football, my club and from West Cornwall.”

Ned said he had never been to Germany before.

“I am looking forward to going,” he said.

He added: “I like football, I like playing for my club.

“I have been playing for a club since I was seven years old.”