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FOUR talented teenage footballers were chosen to represent Gosport and Fareham Schools U15s Team in Germany – 
and they won two of the three matches played.

The four teenagers – Charlie Hancock, 15, Ben Tiffin, 15, Morgan Lycett, 14, and Owen Williams, 14 – were selected to play for the team after attending trials against boys from other schools in Portsmouth and Southampton.

Over the Easter holidays, the youngsters, who are all in Year 10 at The Henry Cort Community College in Fareham, visited a sports school in Duisburg for five days to play against German school teams.

The boys did lots of fundraising to help towards the cost of the trip, including a sponsored swim on New Year’s Day in Stokes Bay and a quiz night with raffle.

Jo Hancock, Charlie’s mum, said: ‘It has been great to see how well the boys have got on together in such a short time and play as a team and it was a wonderful opportunity for the boys to test themselves against the German teams.’

Charlie, Ben, Morgan and Owen are all hoping to stay together as a team and play for Gosport Borough FC next year in the Junior Premier League as District football finishes.

Phil Munday, executive principal at Henry Cort, said: ‘We were delighted that our students have taken on exciting new challenges outside of college.

‘I’m sure that all the boys involved will go on to have a fantastic future.’