Leo McCormick

Leo McCormick to attend England Under-15 Camp

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Argyle Academy player Leo McCormick has been called up for an England Under-15s ‘Emerging Talent’ get-together.    

Leo, who is the son of former Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick, will join up with the rest of the selected group on Thursday at St George’s Park, for a three-day camp.

Like his father, Leo is also a goalkeeper, and was a part of the Argyle squad who finished third in their SupercupNI campaign in Northern Ireland in July.

“It’s a great opportunity for Leo,” said Argyle Academy goalkeeping coach Rhys Wilmot. “He’s got some smashing attributes which have been identified by the English FA. He did exceptionally well in Northern Ireland, he is progressing all the time, and this is a great next step for him.

“To experience the setup at St George’s Park will be brilliant for him. I’m sure he’ll do really well and will learn so much.

“Leo is a modern-day goalkeeper; he is very good with his distribution and sees a pass really well. He has height to his advantage, is a great presence in the penalty area and is strong at claiming crosses into his area.

“I’m confident he will use this experience to learn from. It is great recognition for him and for the football club.”

Phil Stokes, Academy manager, said: “It is always pleasing when any of our young players get recognised at international level. It is a testament to the hard work of our dedicated team of excellent coaches, to Leo’s family, including his Dad who we know very well, and most of all the player himself.

“This camp will be a tremendous experience for him. As a budding goalkeeper – he needs to grasp it with both hands.”

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