Ely teen in running for place with professional football side

17:32 08 October 2012

Anthony Brolia

Anthony Brolia

Archant

TALENTED amateur footballer Anthony Brolia has been shortlisted in a nationwide competition to win a professional playing contract with a Football League club.

Midfielder Anthony, 19, from Ely, will now take part in the first-round trials of Samsung’s Win A Pro Contract competition that could see him sign up for either Swindon Town or Leyton Orient.

More than 5,000 players from all over the country entered Win A Pro Contract – and Anthony is already through to skills testing sessions.

Anthony, who is a former Ipswich Town Academy player, said: “The competition is a great opportunity for young amateur footballers and I’m really looking forward to taking part.

“I think my best attributes ball control, passing and shooting. Hopefully the coaches will see my potential.

Last year’s winner, Chris Smith, was a student before he signed for League One Swindon Town in February. Chris made his first team debut against Bradford City in May!

To follow Anthony’s progress in the competition please go to: www.facebook.com/samsungfootball

0 comments

More news stories

11:50
An amount of the dried bud recovered during the raid in Haddenham

Fifty cannabis plants and approximately 850 grams of dried bud thought to be worth around £6,000 at current street value were recovered during a raid in Haddenham yesterday.

16:50
Cheryl Pinner with Assistant Chief Constable, Dan Vajzovic

A retired police detective who played a key role in bringing two rapists to justice has been honoured for her ‘outstanding’ work.

David Walker was caught after a woman saw his hand holding a camera in the changing rooms of a Hatfield swimming pool

A pervert who secretly filmed hundreds of women was finally caught after he filmed a woman in the changing rooms of a swimming pool.

Lined up outside Tesco, March, a trio of FACT buses dropping off passengers

County and district council officials say they are looking at how best to progress an inquiry into allegations about community transport funding.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up