Coleshill Town are pleased to announce three of the successful Midland Floodlit Under 18's squad have been offered Scholarships in the USA. Midfielder's Teddy McGuire & Jordan Clement, along with forward Brayden Keay were all successful during their trial in Derby last month shortly before the end of the Under 18's championship winning season. All three played vital roles in guiding Paul Quinlan's youth team to the Eastern Division championship in what proven to be a very strong division.
Jordan, who on Friday collected the club's player of the year award at the end of season presentation shone in an advanced midfield position with a 20 goal haul, which included a handful of 'goal of the season' candidates. A very cultured midfielder with tremendous technical ability, Jordan scored goals ranging from 6 yards to 60 yards with arguably the most important being an 80th minute headed equaliser in a 2-1 win in the season's most important game against title rivals Bedworth Untied. Aside from the goals, and assists, Jordan's was a calming influence on the ball, providing a regular outlet for both midfield and defence, and was a leading protagonist in a Coleshill side that amassed 86 goals in 24 games. Jordan also was a key player for the U-21 side and spent time out on loan at Chelmsley Town in which he scored a winning goal for them during his time there in the Midland League Division 1 game.
Teddy made his debut for Coleshill as a second half substitute in a 3-0 away win at Leamington, and in the 25 minutes he played in that game instantly shown the qualities he would bring to the team which saw him never lose his place in the team for the remainder of the season. A very clever, all action midfield player, with great feet, quick thinking and a high energy pressing game. Teddy's possesses great ability at winning the ball and then work his way out of very tight areas with quick one and two touch football, and fast feet. His link up play from deep positions to build attacking phases is what made Teddy a vital part of the philosophy of the free flowing youth team.
Brayden along with Jordan joined Coleshill from Dennon Ambris' treble winning Beacon Colts two seasons ago, and was a player that was always held high regard. Brayden was the most feared and deadly strikers in the Central Warwickshire Premier Division. Like Jordan has previously been involved with pro clubs. Unfortunately Brayden suffered a serious ankle injury just before he joined Coleshill Town and spent the entire first season working his way back to full fitness. Brayden is a very versatile player and was deployed in a number of positions, and brings aggression, intelligence, and good link up play in addition to his natural goal-scoring ability. Brayden produced some superb performances and his all round contribution was key to Coleshill's title win, with a 4 goal haul accompanied by two assist in a 7-1 win away at Alvis Sporting being the stand out of performance from Brayden. Brayden is currently considering the best time to head out to the States, currently identifying January as the ideal time, which will hopefully see him continue producing for Coleshill Town at under 21 level until then.
All three will report to Coleshill for Pre-season training with Jordan & Teddy both heading off to the Texas at the end of July and Brayden heading out at the start of 2018 .
All at Coleshill Town F.C would like to wish all three lads all the best.
Updated 15:37 - 24 Aug 2017 by Nigel Peet