ryan crawford

Student signs for top football academy

A Somerset student has been signed up to a top football Academy.

Goalscoring Ryan Crawford of The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset is celebrating signing up to Bristol Rovers Academy.

Ivor Brittan, Head of Year said: “We are incredibly proud of his signing to Bristol Rovers and obviously wish him all the success in this fantastic dream opportunity.”

Earlier this year the academy unveiled a giant 40-foot photographic inspirational tribute to sporting greats to further inspire current students.

They invited back two former students to unveil the wall, one of them; Bradley Ash, also made the leap to the football league.

Kate Clough, Head of PE, said: “As a department we know how hard Ryan has had to work to get to this position. He has demonstrated great resilience and determination which will stand him in good stead – we are incredibly proud.”

Principal Dan Milford, who was once a professional footballer, said “This is a tremendous achievement by Ryan. With dedication, enthusiasm and persistence he has a great career in the game.”


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