Two elite football students from Sandwell College are on target for the Premier League, playing for the West Bromwich Albion under 18 Academy.
Callum Nimmo was offered a six-week trial and has already played against the Manchester United U18 team, after impressing academy coaches.
Chams Faraji – an ESOL Level 1 student from France – joined the course in January and is a member of the Sandwell College WBA Foundation Elite development squad. Based on his ability and match performances for the elite team he was called up to play for WBA U18 Academy and has had two trial matches.
Sandwell College Sport Lecturer Neil Parker said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for any aspiring player. Together with the Albion Foundation we have created a bespoke educational training programme that will develop and provide opportunities to learn, train and play at the highest level.
“Callum is an excellent example of the clear pathway we have put into place at Sandwell College. Callum started on the Sandwell College WBA Foundation post 16 programme playing in the British Colleges League before moving onto our WBA Foundation elite development squad, which is the shadow team to the WBA U18 academy. We wish him all the best.”
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