Watford has seen an amazing success story for local student athletes in the Watford FC Westfield Football Academy by winning the National Football Youth League.
The 2018/2019 students enrolled at Westfield Academy on the Watford Football Club Football and Education Programme completed their season in the final league game against West Ham at Vicarage Road, winning 6-3.
This followed a great season playing against teams such as Crystal Palace, Southampton, Chelsea, Everton, Northampton, Portsmouth, Fulham and Tottenham.
Included in the squad was Rickmansworth athlete Adam Fowler – who has been offered a place in the USA at Culver Stockton to continue to progress his “soccer” career and to study a degree in Sports Management.
Adam has been combining his BTEC studies alongside training with UEFA Qualified coaches from Watford FC every day – playing against other pro clubs. This hard work and lifestyle has given him a glimpse of what to expect when playing “across the pond”.