A young footballer from North Shropshire College (NSC) has been selected to represent his country.

Harry Bower, a Level 3 TNS Football Scholarship student beat off stiff competition to play for English Colleges Under-18s football team, which is affiliated with the English

Colleges Football Association (ECFA).

Harry was put through his paces alongside other students from colleges across England in two football trials in Leicester and Sheffield.

He has already played his first match against Australia’s Under-18s football team at St Georges Park in Burton, the official England Team’s training ground.

Harry commented: “I’m very grateful to have been offered the opportunity to play for the ECFA, and all the support NSC and TNS Football Club has provided to get me this far.

"On one of our first matches we were lucky enough to beat Australia’s Under-18s football club 3-2."

Paul Clark, programme leader for Sport, Leisure and Tourism at NSC, added: “We are very proud to have a North Shropshire College student playing at this level.

"This is an excellent opportunity for Harry and we hope that he will be able to gain a wealth of additional experience that will help with his studies at NSC.”