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International football opportunity for students

Jacob and Ellie impress in USA tournament.

Ridgewood students Jacob Watson and Ellie Mortimer were recently selected to represent South Yorkshire Schools County FA.

During the February half term holiday, they travelled to the USA to an International Presidents Day Tournament held by SC del Sol in Phoenix, Arizona.

The tournament involved 450 teams from four different countries and 30 different states.

Jacob and Ellie worked hard to be selected for the squad. They both performed exceptionally well during the tournament.

South Yorkshire's teams played to an extremely high standard, with both the boys U18 and girls U16 teams coming third in their groups. They only narrowly missed out on a finals place in their last matches.

Jacob and Ellie were a credit to the county and to the school, and both had a once in a lifetime experience in the USA.

All their games were watched by college and university scouts, so they are hoping for further opportunities to study and play abroad in the future.