Former Scholars Aiming For Conference & National Finals in America

by Nov 6, 2021

This month’s ‘Alumni Focus’ catches up with former scholars Ant Cox and Charlie Spick who conclude their fresher year soccer season in search of conference and national final honours, having flown out to America after securing Scholarships with our pathway partner US Sports Scholarships.


Having secured a Scholarship with NAIA powerhouses The Bellevue ‘Bruins’, Former Lowestoft scholar Ant has made an impressive debut year on the pitch, while studying towards a degree in Sports Management at the Bellevue University in Nebraska.

Former Scholar Ant Cox impressive fresher year stats from defence with the NAIA Bellevue Bruins

With 16 Appearances playing on the left side of the defence, Ant has had exceptional first season with the Bruins scoring 2 goals and providing 8 assists.

He has been a valuable part of the team as Bellevue Bruins have posted twelve wins, two draws and two losses and are currently ranked No. 9 in the top-flight NAIA Coaches’ Poll.

Ant and the Bruins now jet of to Georgia as the top seed in the Continental Athletic Conference where they face fourth seed Viterbo. The winner will then meet the winners of second-seeded Georgia Gwinnett and third-seed Florida National.

Success in this competition will mean the ‘Bruins’ will make the prestigious NAIA National Tournament aiming to better their impressive run to the quarterfinal last season. Good luck to Ant and the Bruins squad in the Conference and National Finals.

It has been a joy to follow Ant’s progression in America since graduating from the Football Industry College. As you can see from his stats, he has made a great start to his U.S Scholarship journey and is a testament to his hard work and dedication to being the best player he can. It is great both Ant and Buster have stayed in touch keeping us up to date about the whole U.S Scholarship experience and we look forward to seeing them pop into the College when they are back to give an insight to our existing scholars on studying and playing in America.



Former Sheffield Scholar Charlie flew out to America in July having secured a U.S Scholarship with The Patrick & Henry Community College. Having worked hard during pre-season Charlie showcased his ability to the coaching team, securing a place in the first team squad for the season ahead.

Charlie has been a regular starter for the ‘Pats’ starting in nine of the fourteen games that has seen the team qualify for the Regions 10 Finals where they will face a tough game against number one seed Louisburg. Good luck Charlie and all the squad a The Patrick Henry Community College.

During his time at the Football Industry College, Charlie was really committed to his football shew real ability and determination in every game he played. Seeing him progress onto America and be selected for the first team squad at The Patrick Henry College is an achievement being only his first year as a U.S Scholar. We look forward to following Charlie’s progress for the remainder of the season and the next three years of his degree and U.S Scholarship.


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