Louie’s Kicking in the Right Direction!


Louie Evans, a Year 9 model student at Northfield School & Sports College, has recently been recognised for his talent in football and received a place at the Middlesbrough Football Academy for the Under 14s.

With football being a family interest, Louie has enjoyed playing the sport most of his life and started to play for his local club at Billingham Town Juniors when he was just 7 years old. Louie now plays for the under 14s category and this season he decided to challenge himself by moving to Stockton Town FC where he has scored over 50 goals!

In training Louie progressed well, with the help of the coaches at Stockton, and has enjoyed his time representing their team. It was at one of the local league matches that Middlesbrough Football Academy scout, Martin Carter, spotted the talented Louie on the pitch. Martin phoned Louie’s mum to invite him to a 6 week trial at the Hurworth Training Centre, the home training ground for Middlesbrough’s First Team!

We asked Louie what the key to his success is and he said “It’s through hard work and determination and the help of all the coaches that has got me here”,

“My family has supported me through all of my training, giving me lifts to and from training and matches, helping me eat healthy and keeping me motivated with a positive attitude.”

After good feedback from his trial Louie was offered a place in the Academy and has now been signed for Middlesbrough’s Football Club Academy in the Under 14’s squad. Louie was proud to tell us “I’m just buzzing!” and is looking forward to developing his talent further and see what the future holds for him.

Louie represents Northfield School for the Cleveland County and also plays for Stockton District and it is great to see him progressing in this sport. Northfield School is very proud of Louie and the Headteacher, Mr Henderson said, “Louie should be very proud of his success. Being selected to play for an academy is a tremendous achievement. Most pleasing is the fact that Louie acknowledges that it is his effort and determination that has got them there - he has shown great resilience which is one of our core values here at Northfield. Well done, Louie!”

Well done to Louie for his hard work and determination and we wish him every success in the sport for the future.