Bassingbourn teen lands US football coaching job

Jake Booth, centre, with Tim Wilkins, left, and Charlie Irvine

Jake Booth, centre, with Tim Wilkins, left, and Charlie Irvine - Credit: Archant

A teenager has landed his dream job football coaching in the US.

Jake Booth, 18, from Bassingbourn, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime after attending a talent-spotting weekend.

Jake and two of his fellow students from Cambridge Regional College, Tim Wilkins, 19, and Charlie Irvine, 17, were chosen from dozens of applicants.

Ian Hart, organiser of the programme, said: “All three of them want to make football their career and they have been offered the chance of a lifetime. The US coaching scouts came to the UK to find exceptional talent and they were very impressed by the outstanding coaching ability of the three students.

This is a great opportunity and I am absolutely delighted for them.”

All three have been studying for a Level 2 FA coaching qualification on CRC’s Football Development programme.

Jake has just begun his nine-month contract in Connecticut. Tim and Charlie are due to follow shortly.

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