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Worthing College trio make England appearances

Worthing College trio of Charlie Williamson, Luke Brodie and Fintan Walsh were part of the England Colleges squad that beat a Japanese under-18 touring side 6-2 at Chelsea's Cobham training ground on Monday.

Brodie and Walsh both made the cut for the final 18 earlier this year with the former netting twice for England – including the first goal in Monday's game – while Williamson received a late call-up to feature following an injury in the squad.

The trio impressed in the fixture with Brodie scoring, while Walsh and Williamson played a key role during the 90 minutes. As well as his England College exploits, Brodie has featured several times for Worthing's first-team this season. The 17-year-old just wants to keep progressing for both club and country now. He said: "It was a great honour to be selected in the squad and to appear for England Colleges. We'll have five or more games over the course of my time in the squad, so there is a lot of football. "I've been really fortunate with Worthing this season that both Jon Meeney and Gary Elphick have given me a lot of opportunities. They've shown great faith in youth and it gives me an added boost knowing if I play well I'm likely to get a look-in.

"I think everyone has ambitions when they are young to make it as a professional, my focus now is on Worthing, continuing to work hard and seeing where it gets me." Williamson, 17, is dual-signed with Southern Combination League Premier Division side Wick from Worthing. He's appeared once for his parent club this season in a Ryman League Cup clash against Burgess Hill. After switching from rivals Bognor in the summer, Williamson revealed his ambition is to establish himself in Worthing's first-team. He said: "It was a really proud moment representing my country. I was a little disappointed to miss out on a place in the final squad but pleased when I got the call to play in this game.

"I've been playing regularly for Wick and made my Worthing debut earlier this season. My first aim is to try and break into the Worthing first-team and see where that takes me." Don't miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live. Here are four ways you can be sure you'll be amongst the first to know what's going on. 1) Make our website your homepage

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