Former Princethorpe College Pupil Awarded Scholarship At Lincoln City FC
Huge congratulations to Freddie Draper, 2020 Year 11 Leaver, who has just signed for Lincoln City FC. Freddie has been awarded a place on the Youth Team’s scholarship scheme and will spend the next two years combining professional training with Lincoln City while studying for a BTEC Level 3 in Sport.
Freddie trained with a number of professional clubs’ academies whilst attending Princethorpe College, including Coventry City and Derby County, managing the requirements of football training alongside his school studies. A great all-round sportsman, he was a committed first team player always finding the time to attend school training and represent the College in school fixtures.
Assistant Head Co-Curricular, Neil McCollin, said, “Freddie’s steadfast approach to securing a professional training placement echoes the determination and grit he consistently showed in his school life, he epitomised the school’s philosophy to do your best, not only out on the sports field but also in his studies. He received the College’s Senior Sports Boy of the Year Award for 2020 and then last month Freddie celebrated excellent GCSE results. We were really delighted to hear of this latest success.”
And perhaps the icing on the cake for Freddie came last week, when he played his old team Derby County, scoring twice and helping Lincoln City Youth Team to a super 3-2 win.
Well done Freddie, we wish you every success.