Congratulations to Aj Owen on his selection for the U16 county football squad as goalkeeper. On 6th November Aj and the Cornwall team played away against Dorset at Poole, narrowly losing 2-4.
Aj’s cap follows a lengthy selection process which began last half-term and continued over the half-term break. It was highly competitive, with around 20 boys battling it out for the goalkeeper position.
In 2012, Aj was selected for Plymouth Argyle’s Centre of Excellence, where he continues to train regularly. He says: “The best part is always learning and training with really good players who are hoping to become professional.”
Aj manages to balance school work and training. His advice to anyone considering a career in football is to “keep working hard at both school and football”.
For more information on the Cornwall College Football Development Centre, click here