Everyone at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy knows that Sherwood School student, George Orchard in Year 10 is a very talented centre back and his football potential has also now been spotted by Charlton Athletic (aka ‘The Addicks’), who have signed him up to their Under 15 Academy!
George knows this is his big chance and is determined to make the most of it. He will have to juggle school work with training four times a week plus matches at weekends. “I know it’s going to take a lot of hard work and commitment but this is my dream and I’m going to do everything to make it happen” he said.
A Chelsea supporter, his heroes are Didier Drogba, John Terry and Eden Hazard and he hopes to emulate their success in the Premier League one day.
Head of School, Mr Ball said: “We are super proud of George’s achievement and will be right behind him helping him make the most of this fantastic opportunity.”