International appearance for young footballers


Three Oswestry School footballers have made a name for themselves internationally after taking part in some of the world’s biggest footballing competitions.

Ben Clark travelled to Macedonia to play KF Shkëndija in the first qualifying round of Champions League for Welsh team The New Saints. Ben then travelled to Gibraltar to play Lincoln Red Imps in the Europa League, where the team secured a win, and then played FC Midtjylland of Denmark, who are currently second in the Danish league. A 5-1 loss saw the end of the TNS European adventure but gave Ben the opportunity to travel the length and breadth of Europe.

Meanwhile Year 11 pupils Chun and Yat Wong, twin brothers, played for Hong Kong U16’s against Manchester United in the JC Youth Football Academy Summit in Hong Kong. The brothers have played for the Hong Kong team age groups since they were 14 having been scouted playing for their home club. Chun and Yat hope to either sign for a professional team or enrol on a football scholarship programme in the USA upon completion of their A levels.

Pictured: Chun Wong (left) and Yat Wong (right)

  • Published on 20th September 2018