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Wimblington ace and Wisbech Grammar School pupil Freddie Allen, 13, offered football academy contract with Premier League club Norwich City

By Pete Woodhouse

Wimblington's Freddie Allen, 13, has been offered a football academy contract with newly promoted Premier League club Norwich City.

The talented youngster, who attends Wisbech Grammar School, has recently completed an eight-week trial with the Championship winners during which he played in the U13 Premier League Tournament at Loughborough for Norwich City competing against Manchester City, Chelsea and PSV Eindhoven in a knockout league.

Other Premier League academies also formed part of the tournament in addition to invited foreign opposition in Bayern Munich and AC Milan.

Freddie Allen 13 Wimblington 5.19. (11401647)
Freddie Allen 13 Wimblington 5.19. (11401647)

Freddie’s career started out with Jack Saunders at Chatteris Tigers, before moving onto Mildenhall and latterly Cambridge City Youths FC in the Eastern Junior Alliance league where he finished the season as the league's leading goalscorer, impressing many Premiership and Championship scouts.

His dream move was confirmed last week and will require him to train twice a week whilst continuing his studies at Wisbech Grammar School.

Phil Webb, assistant head of sport at Wisbech Grammar School, said: “We are delighted for Freddie. He is a very talented sportsman, who alongside working very hard on the football field, has shown great prowess in athletics and rugby. Freddie’s selection for Norwich is an excellent achievement and will continue to support him in his development. We all wish him the very best of luck.”

Freddie commented: “I am very excited at the prospect of continuing my football with NCFC, and am looking forward to the new season and hard work that lies ahead. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that Norwich City have given me.”

After a short break, his pre-season training commences on June 11, with home matches being played on Sundays at Norwich City’s newly developed training centre.


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