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Teenage pair help England U18s claim Centenary Shield

TWO pupils from Dr Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham have helped England U18s to bring home silverware

TWO pupils from Dr Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham have helped England U18s to bring home silverware

Central midfielder Jack Pounce and winger Tom Fouhy both turned out for the side in the annual home internationals and did their bit to land the Centenary Shield for their country following a 2-1 win against the Republic of Ireland at Brighton & Hove Albion's Amex Stadium.

Both also proved they have the stomach for the occasion as a crowd of 3,000 watched the match last week while the game against Scotland took place at Newcastle United's newly named Sports Direct Arena and was screened live on Sky.

As well as that, Pounce showed extra leadership skills by captaining the side in all four internationals in the tournament, which also featured Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The pair also played in friendlies against Australia and Poland.

This season, both also played high quality reserve team football - Fouhy for Chesham United and Pounce for Chalfont St Peter.

Both teenagers have offers of soccer scholarships in USA once they complete their A levels. Pounce will be heading to New Jersey for his studies while his team-mate is off to Virginia.

"They have both grown up in Little Chalfont and have played football together since they were six or seven," said Pounce's dad, Nick.

"They also used to play together for a Sunday team, the Little Chalfont Cobras, and it's amazing that they have now gone on to play together for England."

 
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