Corey Edwards says he’s ‘proud’ to be one of the faces appearing in Walsall Football Club Community Programme’s Annual Report.
The 17-year-old is studying Level 3 sports coaching and development at Walsall College. He is in the Annual Report as a member of the post-16 football and education programme.
An image and profile show Corey’s lifelong association with the club . He began as a five-year old, taking part in ‘mini kicker’ sessions. From here, he joined the under 9s football academy.
Corey is also an active club volunteer. He supports the coaching team during Saturday sessions.
And his recent pitch performance has also led to Corey being named the Programme’s Player of the Month for April 2021.
“I was happy being included in the report,” said Corey. “It shows my strong ties to the club and all the brilliant opportunities they offer.”
Corey is constantly building on his achievements. He was one of four players on the programme representing Walsall FC Academy in a Midland Floodlit Youth League Fixture. Their performance resulted in a 6-2 victory. Since then, he has participated in other matches.
“It’s great to have the chance to show the Academy what we’re made of,” said Corey. “There isn’t much of a crowd because of the pandemic. That’s okay as we’re just happy to be playing again.”
Corey is enjoying his full return to training and match participation. With more matches coming up, he is looking forward to improving his player performance over the rest of the season.
Find out more about the post-16 football and education programme here.