Year 11 student and talented footballer Finlay Johnson has been offered a two-year scholarship deal with Stevenage FC which commences in June 2020. At the end of the programme he will have achieved an apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence.
Throughout the programme, the club will cover travel expenses as well as putting Finlay on a wage. He will train four times a week, with fixtures at the weekends, and will play in an U18 Youth League as well as the FA Youth Cup. Although just 16 years old he has already played two games for the U18s this season and has scored 12 goals in eight games for the club, making him the top goal scorer.
In order to pursue this opportunity, Finlay will move in with a local family after completing his GCSEs so he is closer to the ground and able to participate fully in the programme. Finlay commented: “I am looking forward to moving in to my new accommodation next summer and to the greater independence I will have. I am really excited about this deal as it provides a great opportunity to achieve my dream of playing professional football.”