Wednesday 7th September
Meadow regulars will remember that Chesham Utd Young Player of the season 2014/15 Connor Wood, having already won the Nike Academy UK showcase was then invited to join the Nike Academy Most Wanted Global showcase. In keeping with his 1st team performances for the Generals that season, Connor was selected for the final squad of 23 players and spent season 2015/16 at St George’s Park, the English FA's national football centre, training each day and travelling the world playing games trying to earn professional contracts.
“It really was a fantastic achievement but no surprise to us as we saw Connor's ability every week” said Chesham Utd Manager Andy Leese. "You will recall he went off to the Nike Academy after a great season with us in 2014/15.
"I am pleased to say he has just signed a 2 year contract with Premier League champions Leicester City FC. We are all delighted for Connor who has really worked his way up in the game the hard way. As well as his obvious talent, 20 year old Connor is a great lad off the pitch and humble, hardworking and honest on it. Connor loved his time here at Chesham ( especially with Alex Brown mentoring him on and off the pitch! ) and I hope we played a part in his football education in his season with us.
"We wish him well and will watch with huge interest how his career develops. Well done Woody!"
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