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Ipswich Town trials for exciting teenage footballer

November 18th, 2019

 A Monmouth student, whose ambition is to play football professionally, has caught the attention of League One club, Ipswich Town.

Fourteen-year-old Shemar played for Ipswich Town Under-16s against Watford and is set to feature for The Blues in a trial fixture against Cardiff City next month.

Shemar, an attacking player, had an outstanding campaign for Monmouth School for Boys last season in which he hit 14 goals and also represents his age-group team at Monmouth Town.

“I train with the Seymour Pre Academy, which is associated to Ipswich Town, and I was chosen to play in a trial match against Watford,” explained Shemar.

“I played in the first half on the right wing and I felt I got involved.

“I saw plenty of the ball and, although we lost 3-1 to Watford, it was very enjoyable and I have been asked to play in a second trial match against Cardiff next month.”

Shemar has previously trained with the Newport County Academy and had a session at Hereford FC.

Last season, he played a key role for his school under-14 A team which finished unbeaten in their age section – out of 117 schools – and took top spot in the SchoolsSports.com Performance League.

“I aspire to be a professional footballer,” said Shemar, who celebrates his 15th birthday next month.

“I must keep working hard on my game, but my dream is to make it as a professional footballer. I am a big fan of the Brazilian, Neymar, because I like the way he plays.”

Master in Charge of Football at Monmouth School for Boys, Mr Mark Tamplin, said: “Shemar is a very exciting player to watch – his speed and technical ability are excellent.

“His drive, determination and passion for the football are second to none. He is always first down to the training pitch and the last person to leave.

“We all wish Shemar well in his pursuit to become a professional footballer and we will be giving him as much support and advice as we can.”

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