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Scholars achieve super results

18 August 2023

Club News

Scholars achieve super results

18 August 2023

The academic results are for Cambridge United's U18s are in and the Club is proud to reveal that fantastic outcomes were achieved by each young player...

Their outstanding results across the board are testament to each players commitment to not only improving on the pitch, but also off the pitch in the classroom, too.

Six players received a triple distinction*, whilst a further two achived double distinction* - the highest possible grades that they could achieve.

It is common knowledge that professional football players have challenging schedules and require proficiency in time management, discipline, and perseverance. However, the U18s team has gone above and beyond to demonstrate that a balance between academic and football achievements is possible.

The U18's team's academic achievements also illustrate how football can positively impact young people's lives beyond the field. By setting high standards for both on and off the pitch exemplifies the values of hard work and dedication.

So, a big congraulations to Brandon Njoku, Jaydyn Lott, Gregory Sandiford, Tom Finch, Glenn McConnell, Kai Yearn, Faruq Usman, Dan Barton and Oscar Winterbone, who all graduated from their scholarship with flying colours.

Credit also goes to Cambridge Regional College for their role in helping the young players throughout their academic journey.

Head of Academy Education, Harsh Joshi said, "I am incredibly proud of our U18s scholars for achieving such great academic results alongside their demanding schedule on the pitch.

"They have worked incredibly hard to ensure that they remain on track in their studies and complete all the work set for them. This level of dedication and commitment is truly inspiring and sets a fantastic example for our current scholarship cohort."

"The team's success serves as an inspiration to our young Academy players who aspire to achieve excellence in both football and academics. It also highlights the value of education and the role it plays in helping players reach their full potential."


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