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20.03.17 - Student is One Step Closer to his Professional Football Dreams

Huge congratulations to Year 5’s aspiring soccer star of the future, Logan Dimmock-Fox, who has been cherry-picked as Derby County’s newest signing for the under 10s.

Logan is the only boy to be signed to the club’s U10s in the last two years, after attending a six week trial. With thousands of Year 2 to Year 5 children hoping to enter the development system, from within a one hour drive time radius, the opportunity to train at a Category One Academy is a fantastic achievement.

He said: “It’s so nice to hear the coaches at Derby County tell me that I have good football abilities, and that I should be really proud of myself. I have strong hopes that I will become a young star of the future for the Derby County first team!”

Lollita Dimmock-Fox, Logan’s mum, added: “When Logan began his football journey for the U8s, his attitude has always been ‘to achieve your football dream, you must work as a team’. Logan has carried this ethos through to the football pitch which has enabled him to shine and progress into an academy standard player, and he continues to make this an integral part of his game.”

Logan initially attended Derby County’s Shadow Squad, which provides free additional coaching to players selected from open trials or via scout’s recommendations, before making the selection to complete a six week trial. It was his consistent performance and good social and psychological attributes that impressed coaches.

Now, Logan will train three times a week, working on strength and conditioning, balance, coordination and movement patterns to aid his long term physical movements and mechanisms. He will also compete in a weekly match each Sunday.

Tom Brooksby, Headmaster, Ockbrook School, said: “I’m delighted for Logan, he’s a hardworking pupil and it’s clear he’s passionate about progressing in a career in football. Over the years we’ve had many students succeed in professional careers within acting, screenwriting, sport and more and this achievement could be the start of a prosperous future for Logan.”