Monkseaton’s Tom Devitt selected for England U18s

Monkseaton's Tom Devitt is awarded his England cap.
Monkseaton's Tom Devitt is awarded his England cap.

Teenager Tom Devitt is celebrating after being selected for the England Schools Football Association Under-18 squad following a series of trials.

Devitt plays for Monkseaton High School, who compete in division one of the British Colleges League system, and his coach Lee Picton said the call-up is an apt reward for his hard work and dedication over the last 18 months.

Devitt said: “It is a dream come true and makes all the work over the past two years worth it.”

He added that he is determined to use the boost of his call-up as a platform for a future sports scholarship in the United States.