FOOTBALL: Harvey signs for another year at Villa

Harvey Rhoades has secured another year's contract with Aston Villa's academy
Harvey Rhoades has secured another year's contract with Aston Villa's academy

Rising star hits Goal of the Season

Rising football star Harvey Rhoades has been lucky enough to secure another year’s contract at Aston Villa’s academy at Bodymoor Heath. It has been a tough season balancing school work with his SATs and still trying to improve playing for the under 11s at Villa.

He is reviewed every six weeks and as the year has progressed the coaches have seen Harvey progress in his football ability and as he grows into young man.

Harvey has continued with playing all the top teams that you see in the Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City to name but a few.

He was also very lucky to go on tour to Germany in January, where he played against some other European teams, all adding to his experiences. Harvey’s team finished in fourth place.

At the end of this season in his age group they have a Goal of the Season competition (the top 10 goals at his age) all voted by his team and coaches.

Harvey was thrilled that a goal he scored against Derby won him Goal of the Season 2015-2016.

Going forward Harvey moves up to Bilton School in September and progresses into the under 12s at Villa.

His dream of becoming a professional footballer continues...