Footballer, Harry, hoping for future in professional football

Academy midfielder Harry Smith (pictured) has been tasting success of a job in professional football

Academy midfielder Harry Smith (pictured) has been tasting success of a job in professional football after visiting a number of premier league training grounds. - Credit: Thomas Clarkson Academy

A footballer from Wisbech has got his sights set on a future in professional football after tasting success at a premier league training ground. 

Harry Smith, a year seven student at Thomas Clarkson Academy has been playing at venues with his team mates from Peterborough United U12 Academy. 

So far, he’s been to Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground in Enfield for a football tournament where his Posh team won five out of the six games they played.  

The midfielder has also played at West Ham and is due to travel to Liverpool next month for another tournament with premier league academy opposition. 

Academy midfielder Harry Smith (pictured) has previously played a football tournament at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground

Academy midfielder Harry Smith (pictured) has previously played a football tournament at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground with his team mates from Peterborough United U12 Academy. - Credit: Thomas Clarkson Academy

“It's great that clubs like The Posh operate an academy system that allows young players like Harry to experience top-level football at grounds with outstanding facilities,” said head of PE, James Hooper. 

“Harry is a talented footballer and we will continue to support him and his ambitions.” 

When he leaves school, Harry would like to play professional football for Birmingham City. 

Harry Smith (pictured) has previously played a match at West Ham United's training ground.

Academy midfielder Harry Smith (pictured) has previously played a match at West Ham United's training ground. - Credit: Thomas Clarkson Academy