Academy player successful in England Colleges FA trials!…
By Luke Thompson - 26/11/2018
Posted 2 years ago
First year Academy player Jaiden White has been successful in the trials process for the England Colleges national team for the 18/19 season.
The 16 year old attacker was one of six Academy players to be selected for the first phase of trials in October, successfully reaching the second phase earlier this month alongside fellow Harrier, goal keeper Ewan Mountjoy.
At the second trial phase, White impressed enough to earn his place in the England Colleges FA squad, which will see him take part in a training camp at St. George’s Park over the weekend of 12th and 13th December.
“It is a great achievement for myself and the football club, so hopefully it can go on to great things,” Jaiden White
Following this, there is a potential for White to be part of international fixtures where the team will travel to Italy to take part in the Roma Caput Mundi Tournament.
White has previously played in the youth academies at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Coventry City, but chose to join Harriers in the summer.
He is the first Harriers player in nine years to be selected for the England Colleges national team, and was understandably delighted.
“It is a great achievement for myself and the football club, so hopefully it can go on to great things,” said White.
“I was at Wolves from the age of four to 15, and then spent a year at Coventry City.
“I went to exit trials where I found out about the Kidderminster setup.
“So far, I’ve found my time here really well – it’s been a great experience and also playing with the first team in training, so hopefully there are better things to come”.
Academy manager Mark Muddyman also expressed how pleased he was for White’s acheivement.
“It’s a massive achievement and everyone at the club is really pleased for him,” said Muddyman.
“It’s hard to impress and catch the eye when there are so many other players from so many other colleges.
“He’s one of many in a group that’s done well this year with the FA Youth Cup run and we’re really proud of them.
“There is a long time to go yet but if he continues the trajectory that he’s on, there’s no reason why he can’t become a first team regular and then go and play in the Football League – for me, he’s got that potential”.
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