Bright future for Moorland school footballer

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MOORLAND School’s midfield ace Stefan Mols is being tipped for a bright future with Blackburn Rovers.

The 12-year-old, who was born in Spain, has risen through the ranks at Brockhall after Rovers snapped him up as a promising 10-year-old.

“I love playing for Blackburn, it is such an honour to wear the shirt, “ said Stefan.

“I’ve been with Blackburn for two and a half years, it is a fantastic set-up and the facilities are amazing.

“One day I’d like to be a professional and I’m working hard with the help of our coach at school Mr Jackson.”

Moorland have forged a reputation for nurturing young talent, with Manchester United striker John Cofie joining Burnley before his switch to Old Trafford in 2007.

The school also boasts Niall Mason, who plays for Blackburn Rovers’ Junior Academy, after enjoying three years with Real Madrid’s famous soccer school, as well as Alex Curran, rated as one of Rovers’ brightest prospects.

Moorland football coach Charlie Jackson, who has also worked as Manchester United’s youth coach, said: “Stefan has been with us since junior school and he has developed into a very good player.

“He is a well mannered, hard working boy and extremely tenacious in both his studies and in his football work.”

Headmaster Jonathan Harrison said: “We are extremely proud of Stefan’s achievements.”