Silva chases pro dream

A Long Sutton player has entered a football competition to win a professional contract.

Winger Silva moved to the UK from Portugal hoping his multi-national football skills will help him.

Silva (17) of Long Sutton, has entered Samsung’s Win A Pro Contract competition in the hope of signing for either Swindon Town, Leyton Orient or Wycombe Wanderers.

Silva, who came to the UK eight years ago, said: “I started playing football aged six in Portugal. When I was nine, my parents moved home and my football had to start all over again.

“I played for Wisbech Town Acorns in the Peterborough Youth League before moving to Holbeach.”

To sign up, please go to www.facebook.com/samsungfootball