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SERC Sports student to represent NI in Schoolboy International U18 squad

Level 3 Sport student Jake Corbett from SERC's Lisburn campus has recently been selected to represent Northern Ireland in the Schoolboy International U18 squad for two International matches in Jersey as well as a host of games in the Inspiresport Centenary Shield.

The friendly matches in Jersey will take place between Sunday 3 February to Thursday 7 February. The Inspiresport Centenary Shield will see matches against Scotland, Wales, England and the Republic of Ireland which will take place between Thursday 7 March to Thursday 18 April.

The team is run by Northern Ireland Schools’ Football Association with support from the Irish Football Association. The Northern Ireland Schoolboy Squad compete mainly in the Centenary Shield, however the under-18 schoolboys’ side also competes regularly in other minor tournaments and friendly matches.

Jakes sporting prowess has already seen him represent Northern Ireland against Australia back in January as well as bringing his skills to a host of clubs including Dromore Amateurs, Banbridge Town, Lisburn Distillery and the Crusaders Football Club. He recently moved with his manager to play for Linfield Under 20s. At just 17, this shows how dedicated and passionate he is about the sport. 

SERC Deputy Head of School for the School of Applied Science, Sport and Access to Education Lynda Robinson said that “I'd like to congratulate Jake on being picked for the Northern Ireland Schoolboy squad. Jakes determination and resilience has seen him compete at a high level as an elite athlete in a sport that has thousands of competitors. I have no doubt that his future will be bright with lots of silverware.”

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