North Shropshire College (NSC) is celebrating the success of Harry Bower, a Level 3 TNS Football Scholarship student who has recently been selected to play for the English Colleges under 18’s football team. The team is affiliated with the English Colleges Football Association (ECFA) who is responsible for organising national and local competitions and festivals for schools and colleges throughout England.

There is a great deal of competition for places in the under 18’s squad, and Harry was put through his paces alongside other students from colleges across England in two football trials in Leicester and Sheffield. After reviewing Harry’s excellent performance, he was offered a sought after position on the team and took park in his first match against Australia’s Under 18’s football team at St Georges Park in Burton, the official England Team’s training ground.

Harry commented on his success, “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 18’s football club 3-2. “

Paul Clark, Programme Leader for Sport, Leisure and Tourism at NSC comments “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.”

For more information, about the TNS Football Scholarship and courses at NSC, or to apply for courses starting in September 2018, please visit our website at or call our Admissions Team on 01691 688080. We also have a selection of upcoming pre-course taster sessions across our campuses. To book, or to find out more please contact Chloe Edwards, School Liaison and Marketing Co-ordinator via or call 01691 688087.


1. NSC Sport Scholarship Student Harry Bower, who has recently been selected for the ECFA Under 18’s football squad.

2. NSC Sport Scholarship Student Harry Bower with members of the English and Australian Under 18’s College Football Teams after their match.

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