Gareth is a step closer to pro soccer contract

Worcester News: Gareth Williams-Howells. Gareth Williams-Howells.

TALENTED Worcestershire footballer Gareth Williams-Howells is a step closer to winning a dream professional contract with Leyton Orient, Swindon Town or Wycombe Wanderers.

Defender Williams-Howells, pictured, 18, from Lower Broadheath, is one of 88 players who have progressed to the semi-final stages of Samsung’s nationwide Win A Pro Contract competition, which attracted a record number 5,700 entrants.

He will compete in an 11-a-side match against fellow amateur hopefuls at Wycombe Wanderers’ Adams Park on Sunday in a bid to catch the eye.

Williams-Howells impressed the Football CV scouts at his regional trial at Birmingham Star City Goals Soccer Centre last month.

“I feel very privileged to be selected and proud of myself for being one of the 88 players remaining,” he said. “Since the regional trial I’ve been working on and off the pitch to better my fitness and physical ability, and I’ve been trying to maintain and improve all areas of my game.

“It’s a real honour to get this far and I just want to go all the way.”

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11:34am Tue 10 Dec 13

liketoknow says...

if Worcester City really want to succeed , players like these should be high on their agenda. do they hold trials?
if Worcester City really want to succeed , players like these should be high on their agenda. do they hold trials? liketoknow

12:40pm Tue 10 Dec 13

CityBlueBoy says...

Yes we hold trials every summer and its paying off with our current youth teams beating the likes of Birmingham, Cardiff etc etc

Mark Owens side also made history in the FA Youth Cup where the boys eventually went out to Sheffield United in the second round having already beaten Ellesmere, Boldmere, Rugby Town and Halesowen. It was the first time the youth team had gotten that far in the competition.

Striker James Lemmon has already made a first team appearence scoring in the FA Cup against Rugby Town.

The youth set up does now work especially with the links to the majority of the kids teams around Worcester.

Its a fast changing thing for the club, it would be moving a little quicker if we were still in our own City mind you !
Yes we hold trials every summer and its paying off with our current youth teams beating the likes of Birmingham, Cardiff etc etc Mark Owens side also made history in the FA Youth Cup where the boys eventually went out to Sheffield United in the second round having already beaten Ellesmere, Boldmere, Rugby Town and Halesowen. It was the first time the youth team had gotten that far in the competition. Striker James Lemmon has already made a first team appearence scoring in the FA Cup against Rugby Town. The youth set up does now work especially with the links to the majority of the kids teams around Worcester. Its a fast changing thing for the club, it would be moving a little quicker if we were still in our own City mind you ! CityBlueBoy

5:18pm Tue 10 Dec 13

grubberlog says...

Why on earth would this guy want to trial for Worcester City? He wants to be a professional footballer, he's got to aim a hell of a lot higher than trialing for a Conference North team. Nathan Baker would never have trialed for WCFC, Harry Hooman would never have trialed for WCFC.
These guys are way above WCFC radar!
Why on earth would this guy want to trial for Worcester City? He wants to be a professional footballer, he's got to aim a hell of a lot higher than trialing for a Conference North team. Nathan Baker would never have trialed for WCFC, Harry Hooman would never have trialed for WCFC. These guys are way above WCFC radar! grubberlog

6:19pm Tue 10 Dec 13

liketoknow says...

grubberlog wrote:
Why on earth would this guy want to trial for Worcester City? He wants to be a professional footballer, he's got to aim a hell of a lot higher than trialing for a Conference North team. Nathan Baker would never have trialed for WCFC, Harry Hooman would never have trialed for WCFC.
These guys are way above WCFC radar!
got to agree. be interesting to follow his progress to see how he gets on .nonleague standard gone way down last ten years.
[quote][p][bold]grubberlog[/bold] wrote: Why on earth would this guy want to trial for Worcester City? He wants to be a professional footballer, he's got to aim a hell of a lot higher than trialing for a Conference North team. Nathan Baker would never have trialed for WCFC, Harry Hooman would never have trialed for WCFC. These guys are way above WCFC radar![/p][/quote]got to agree. be interesting to follow his progress to see how he gets on .nonleague standard gone way down last ten years. liketoknow

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