Following a record-breaking freshman year in America with Bellevue Bruins, 2021 graduate Ant Cox has secured a place with Tri Cities F.C competing in the highly competitive USL2 Southern Conference for the summer season.
Having graduated from our Lowestoft Town F.C football education programme in 2021 with a distinction grade diploma in Sport & Exercise Science, Ant secured a scholarship with the Bellevue Bruins through our pathway partner U.S Sports Scholarships.
The scholarship awarded on academic and athletic merit has seen Ant appear in all twenty-one competitive games for the Bellevue Bruins as they won the conference title while studying for a degree in Sports Management,
In his first year as a scholar, Ant has put his name in the record books by becoming the first freshman in Bellevue Bruins history to assist ten goals of which saw him earn a place in the Men’s Soccer All-Conference Second Team end of season awards.
Ant’s performance for the Bruins has caught the eye of Tri Cities F.C (Otters Soccer) who have signed him to represent them in the semi-professional USL2 Southern Conference Division for the Summer months.
Ant will spend the summer in Tennessee, Virginia competing in a league with links to MLS teams to continue his development and impress as he looks to make the most of his American Scholarship adventure.
We nicknamed Ant ‘Golden Boy’ while he was on our Lowestoft Football Industry College programme as he was the ultimate role model in training, matches and off the pitch with his education. He had great ability when he joined the programme, and his commitment and sacrifices he makes to keep in great physical shape really has supported him in his first year in America. Ant has great ambitions to push himself as far as he can, and he has made an amazing start to his journey in America. We cannot wait to see what the future brings.DANNY CROW – FOOTBALL INDUSTRY COLLEGE HEAD COACH
Ant will kick off the semi-professional USL2 season with Tri Cities FC on Saturday 14th May and will be looking to help to the play off and finals in July before returning to his second college season with Bellevue Bruins in Nebraska