Bobby’s on the ball for call-up to England U16 squad
Ponteland High School are extremely proud of Bobby Clark, a Year 11 student, who has been chosen to join the Under 16 England football squad for an upcoming fixture against Wales.
Bobby started playing football at around 5 or 6 years old and currently trains four times per week at Newcastle United’s Academy. Originally scouted for the U15 national squad, he has now succeeded in securing a place on the U16 squad.
Around 18-20 players are selected nationally for the team each year making it hugely competitive; this means that Bobby’s hard work and talent has been recognised at the highest levels.
Bobby is currently studying in his last year of his GCSE’s but says his “only goal is to become a professional football player.”
Headteacher, Kieran McGrane commented: “Bobby is clearly an incredibly talented and focused young man with a long term goal that is almost within reach. In school, he is unassuming and modest but you can see what really drives him in life.
“We wish him well and look forward to seeing him playing professionally in years to come.”
Results from Saturday were:
Challenge Cup -Newcastle Blue Star 2 Winlaton Vulcans 1; Wallington 2 Shankhouse 1; Alnwick Town 1 North Shields Athletic 1; Blyth Town 2 Seaton Delaval 0; Percy Main Amateurs 0 Burradon & New Fordley 9 (NINE); Ponteland United 0 AFC Killingworth 5.
Combination Cup – Bedlington 4 Rothbury 1; Felling Magpies 1 Forest Hall 1; United of Newcastle 0 Whitburn & Cleadon 7; Haltwhistle Jubilee 3 Hebburn Town U23s 2; Hexham 3 Gosforth Bohemians 0; Seaton Burn 0 Cramlington United 1; Red Row 1 Prudhoe YC Sen 1; Wallsend BC 0 Whitley Bay SC 1.
Amateur Cup – Newcastle East End 0 Newbiggin 1; West Jesmond 1 Ponteland United Res 1; Cramlington Town 1 Willington Quay Saints 2; Wideopen 2 Stobswood 2; Ellington 2 Gateshead Redheugh 4; Newcastle Indt 8 Newcastle Blue Star U23s 0.
Cowey Cup -Heaton Stannington A 2 North Sunderland 0; Morpeth FC 2 Cullercoats Res 1; Whitley Bay SC A 1 Newcastle East End Res 1