Year 4 Pupil Signed for Leyton Orient AcademyPosted on: 13th Feb 2020
Having been scouted from grass roots football and then trialled at various clubs including Arsenal and Charlton, I decided to sign for Leyton Orient academy in Summer 2019. I have to train up to 3 times a week, always Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from 5.30 to 7.30 on 4G and sometimes Saturday mornings 10 till 12 on grass. We then play 80 minute matches every Sunday which can be all over the country. Academy football is a big commitment, having even played away at Southampton, Portsmouth and Manchester United, although we did beat them all! I am thoroughly enjoying my football, Orient is a friendly club and I hope to keep improving.
Charlie Pledger Y4