FOOTBALL: Sleaford student Matthew is heading for USA scholarship

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Carre’s Grammar School student Matthew Dunn will be heading to the USA this summer to take up a prestigious football scholarship.

Sleaford Town FC under-18 player Matthew will be joining Lees McRae College, located in Banner Elk, North Carolina. He will arrive in August 2016 to study and play for the Bobcats soccer team.

Matt Dunn signs up for his scholarship

Matt Dunn signs up for his scholarship

Matthew will have the opportunity to combine his university studies alongside playing high level football for the next four years. The scholarship has been gained through the assistance of PASS4Soccer Scholarships.

Matthew was delighted to have secured such a high value scholarship, his placement being in recognition of both his academic achievements to date and his athletic ability, as well as an impressive performance in the PASS4Soccer US Coach Showcase held at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre in December 2015.

“I chose the US as it gives me the opportunity to keep playing at a high standard of football, training daily and playing against other competitive universities whilst gaining a degree.

“I’m most looking forward to being able to keep improving my football, both physically and technically, in such a professional environment, under a well-respected coach at superb facilities.”

n 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 – Nottingham, September – London, October – London, Birmingham and Newcastle

Interested players should register online at