Bingham student Spencer secures American soccer scholarship

An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22
An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22
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Bingham’s Toothill Sixth Form College student Josh Spencer is heading for the USA this summer to take up a prestigious football scholarship.

The Boston United youth team player will be joining West Virginia Wesleyan College in August to study and play for the Bobcats soccer team. Josh will have the opportunity to combine his university studies alongside playing high level football for the next four years.

Josh and his family were delighted to have secured the soccer scholarship through the PASS4Soccer Scholarship Network. His achievement in winning such a high value scholarship and placement is in recognition of both his academic achievements to date and his athletic ability.

Josh said: “Studying in the USA offers me the opportunity to not only develop academically but to also develop further as a player. I am most looking forward to living and playing in a country I haven’t visited before. It will hopefully be a great experience and enables me to train in a professional environment.

“I chose West Virginia Wesleyan as they have a highly successful soccer programme that has developed greatly in recent years and I look forward to contributing to the team’s progress moving forward. Along with this, the university is situated in a spectacular location, one in which I look forward to living in.”

Josh will have access to excellent facilities while also having the opportunity to play in front of crowds of fans.

Places in the PASS4Soccer Network are now available for students seeking to enter a US university

soccer programme in August 2015 and 2016. PASS4Soccer will be holding trials in Stockport, London, Birmingham and Newcastle.

Interested players should register online at