YOUNG Pilgrim Oscar Massey has been selected for the England Under-15s training camp.
The Truro-born striker, aged 14, has advanced through Cornwall’s player pathway scheme, which was opened in September of 2012.
Head of Academy Kevin Hodges said: “I’m delighted for Oscar being selected for the England Under-15 training camp.
“He has made good progress this year. On a few occasions, he has been involved with our Under-18s and, when called upon, he has not looked out of his depth playing at this level.”
He added that the youngster, who attends Penair Secondary School in Truro, knows where the net is and has continued to improve by adding goals to his game.
Kevin said: “He also showed his goalscoring potential when he completed a hat-trick in the Under-14 Floodlight Cup final victory against Exeter played at Home Park at the end of the season.
“He has the desire to learn how to improve his game and our Academy coaches are keen to work with him so that he has the very best opportunity to realise his potential.”
Academy coach Phil Stokes echoed his colleague’s view as he praised the young striker and outlined the pathway for the young players.
He said: “We set up the Cornwall Centre of Excellence in conjunction with the Cornwall FA six years ago.
“After our meeting, we designed a clear pathway for talented young players in Cornwall to progress into the Academy.
“We are pleased to have one of our Academy players selected for an Under-15 England training camp.
“Whilst the Academy have helped Oscar over the last six years, Oscar also plays for West Cornwall Schools Under-13s, 14s and 15s and we would like to thank them for their continued support.”
The training camp will take place from August 14-17 in Loughborough.