A Doncaster teenager who beat a goalscoring record held by England and Liverpool legend Kevin Keegan has landed a prestigious football scholarship in America.
Jacob Robson, of Hill House School sixth form, will jet off to the United States next month to begin a scholarship programme at Cazenovia College in New York.
His scholarship has been gained through the assistance of PASS4Soccer Scholarships, and is in recognition of his academic achievements and athletic ability.
Robson also impressed in the PASS4Soccer US Coach Showcase held at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre in December and at the USA Tour he attended in March last year.
“Notably, throughout my career so far, I have scored seven goals directly from my own corner kicks and beat Kevin Keegan’s goal record for his junior club, Peglers FC, by scoring 39 goals and in the following season, 42 goals,” said Robson, who will play for the ‘Wildcats’ team in Cazenovia, where he will combine his university studies with playing high level football for the next four years.
“Many managers have played a significant role in my development,” he added.
“I would like to thank the following: Jason Best of Peglers FC, Shaun Ford of Balby Tigers, Steve and Josh Blenkiron of Armthorpe Rovers and Neil Kenny of Balby Academy of Sport Inter FC.”
Places in the PASS4Soccer Network Program are now available for students seeking to enter a US university soccer programme in August 2017 and 2018.
PASS4Soccer will be holding trials in the following locations: July - Gloucester and Nottingham, September - London, October – London, Birmingham & Newcastle.
Anyone interested in attending should register online at www.PASS4Soccer.com.