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12 October 2012

Academy youngster receives national summons

Huddersfield Town’s first year Academy scholar William Boyle has been called up to Scotland under-18’s training camp in late October.
17 year-old centre back Will is one of only five English-based players in the 25 man squad that has been put together by Scotland Under-19 Manager Ricky Sbragia and Under-21 boss Billy Stark.
Boyle qualifies for the squad as his father was born in Scotland and he will spend three days in Falkirk between 24 and 26 October.
Will has been a virtual ever-present for Town’s Under-18 side this season and has also made an impressive recent debut for Steve Eyre’s Development Squad in the Under-21 squad. Most recently he travelled with Simon Grayson’s First Team squad to the friendly game at Belfast-based Crusaders in midweek.
Huddersfield Town Academy Manager Mark Lillis is delighted with Boyle’s summons and commented:
“Will’s call-up is also great for the Academy. We’re constantly challenging the players and one of my ambitions when I arrived was to get our players international recognition. With Will there are other lads in the Academy that might be getting call-ups as well. All the Academy coaches that have worked with these lads take credit.
“I hope this demonstrates to the players in our younger age groups that the pathway is clear. Will made his Under-21 debut recently and Simon Grayson has included him in First Team training sessions lately, which has been great for Will. Developing players from the Academy to the First Team really is an integral part of our football strategy.
“William has done well and now it is down to him to impress at the camp. I’ll be liaising with Ricky Sbragia as I know him well, but the big thing for me is that he keeps his feet on the floor.”
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