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Michael Cooper




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Michael is a young goalkeeper from Exeter who has progressed through our Exeter Centre of Excellence before joining the Academy as an eleven year old in 2009

Michael started his playing career with his local team the West Hill Wasps U11s. He attended St Peter’s School in Lympstone prior to joining Plymouth College.  Michael was a young member of the 2013-14 season's successful Milk Cup squad reaching the semi-finals against the Corinthians; starting in all the fixtures.  He made his under 18’s debut aged just 15 playing in three fixtures. Michael started in 10 fixtures during the successful South West Youth Alliance campaign and Merit League 1 fixtures of 2015-16.

Last season he was invited to an England goalkeeping training camp and also had great deal of exposure to first team training with goalkeeping coach Rhys Wilmot. Michael has given some very dominant performances in Youth Alliance/Merit League and Peninsula fixtures gaining a well balanced amount of game time exposing him to both youth and men’s football.