Former Students in England World Cup Call Up

Three former RNC students have been called up to the England Blind Football Team. Mohamed Ahmed, Brandon Coleman and Dan English form part of the squad that will be competing in the IBSA Blind Football World Championships in Spain starting this week.

 

Mohamed is one of the younger players in squad at 19 years old. After completing his A-Levels in 2017 he chose to take a gap year to concentrate on blind football in preparation to the World Cup before starting university next year.

 

RNC Football Academy Coach and England Assistant Manager, Adam Bendall has been really excited about the progress Mohamed has made; “he is a naturally sporty youngster and in his past 2 years at the college we have been able to focus his direction towards aiming to become an international player, I am really pleased that the hard work has paid off and he is going to his first World Cup” said Adam.

 

Brandon and Dan are both now well established within the England set up and will both hope to play a big part for the team in this championship. Mark Fisher, RNC Principal says “it’s really exciting to see our student’s progress and showcase themselves on the World stage, these lads are great role models to our younger students at what can be achieved”.

 

England’s first group game is Sunday 10 June against Mali, with Brazil and Costa Rica making up the group where England will hope to qualify for the quarter finals. To keep up to date with championships follow the action at http://www.madrid.blindfootballworldcup.com/

 

Good luck England!

 

If you are interested in finding out what opportunities are available for you to study with us, visit the RNC course pages, call our student enquiries team on 01432 376 621 or email info@rnc.ac.uk

 

Watch Brandon’s video on how Blind Football has changed his life below:

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=SvtJN7YM21U