Setting sights on England call-up

Sibford_School_conorSports mad Conor Taylor is a step closer to playing for his country after being picked to represent the South Central Region of the Independent Schools Football Association.

The Sibford School pupil beat off stiff competition in the selection trials held on Sunday at Bradfield College in Reading.

He will now go forward to the Under 13s Regional Representative Festival in March from where the ISFA national squad will be selected.

Said 12-year-old Conor: “I didn’t think I’d get picked so it came as a real surprise when the details of those selected to play for South Central were released on the ISFA website.

“In fact my PE teacher at Sibford knew before I did, but I didn’t want him to tell me … I wanted to find out when I was at home with my Dad.”

In addition to captaining his school football team, Conor plays for Stratford Town Under 13s in the John Bryan League and Southam United in the Midland Junior Premier League. He also trains with Oxford United on Tuesday evenings.

Richard Ferley, head of sport at Sibford, said: “Conor is an excellent football player who can excel in a number of different positions. He’s also a good all rounder at other sports and, in addition to football, has represented the school at rugby, cricket and cross country.”

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