Josh Morse, a PE Science student at Cirencester College, made his international footballing debut with the national squad of England Colleges Football Association at the annual youth tournament held in Italy during May – and was given the honour of captaining his country.
The team emerged victorious in their first match against San Marino, with a 1-0 win, and Josh received the manager’s Man of the Match Award. Unfortunately they were beaten in the second round against Romania, but Josh relished the experience.
Reflecting on the trip Mum Julie said: “They were away for five days and did a lot of team-building and training before their first game. They also got to see an Italian Series B league match.
“There was a big opening ceremony and all the teams got to walk down the street with their national flag. Josh got his first international cap and he was chuffed to bits.”
Josh’s dedication to football is evident in everything he does. As a distributor of Link Magazine around his Greenmeadow home he even does his paper round dribbling a ball as he goes.
“Football is all Josh wants to do, so the trip to Italy was a big achievement,” said Julie.