My name is Ben O’Connor and I hope to attend college in the USA to help me become one step closer to the professional game in the USA. I currently study sport and exercise science at truro college, along side this I play in their Chelsea foundation academy who play in the southern national youth league under 19’s, I also represent my county at under 18 level for the second year running and have competed for my local club (Wadebridge fc) from when I was 6 years old.
I hope with your support I will be attending the DR pepper Dallas cup 2019 with my Chelsea foundation team at truro college, Cornwall. Attending this international youth tournament will be majorly beneficial for my journey towards the profession game. This is because it will allow me to be scouted and talk with scouts from colleges all across the USA. This would give me the greatest chance of gaining a scholarship to attend a college in the USA which is one of my personal goals. If I gained a scholarship I would then be eligible to become drafted into the MLS (the USA’s top professional soccer league) upon graduation out of college.
This money raised will help pay towards my trip cost which in total adds up to £1750, however £1000 is the goal from your support and would be a huge step forward for my dream of playing soccer in the USA.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions.