Two Talented Goalkeepers Playing For The College First Team
Princethorpe is fortunate to have two talented young goalkeepers this year, playing for the College’s first team. Alexander Hammond and Finn Osborn, who are both in Year 11 and currently preparing for their GCSEs, have also impressively both recently seen success in their chosen sport outside of school.
Alexander is an accomplished and determined player who currently plays for Aston Villa Academy. Last year, he was put on standby for the England football squad and just recently he took part in an England Men’s Goalkeeping Development Camp at the National Football Centre, St George’s Park. The camp was an opportunity for an elite few of England’s up and coming goalkeepers to showcase and develop their skills and was an amazing opportunity for him.
Finn, who has previously played at West Bromwich Albion Academy, is currently playing for the Independent School Football Association’s (ISFA) U18 South squad and after a particularly strong performance has just been selected to go forward to the final national trials for the ISFA U18 National squad. Finn has also given up his Thursday evenings this year, to help coach and referee the U12 and U13 school teams.
PE Teacher, Ross Holtom, comments, “It is great to see these young players performing so well, it is unusual to have two such gifted, dedicated and hard-working goalkeepers to call on for a school team and it is fantastic to have them so committed to playing for the College.”
Well done to both boys, we are delighted to have such fine shot-stoppers here at Princethorpe.