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ENGLAND CALL FOR ACADEMY DEFENDER

11 August 2015

Jordan Williams summoned to Under-17 squad

- Jordan Williams called into England Under-17 squad
- Meltham-born defender joined Town at Under-10 level
- Current Under-16 player could feature in three internationals

Huddersfield Town Academy defender Jordan Williams has been summoned to the England Under-17 squad for the upcoming St. George’s Park International Tournament.

The centre back, who hails from Meltham and joined the Academy at nine years old, is currently in the Under-16 group at Town’s Academy.

Jordan and England have three games scheduled in the tournament; a game on 26 August against Italy at AFC Telford, another against Turkey at Walsall on 28 August and a final fixture against Portugal to be played at Burton Albion on 30 August.

This is Jordan’s first call-up for England at Under-17 level, although he did play in a friendly for England’s Under-16 side against Belgium in August 2014.

Huddersfield Town’s Academy Manager Mark Lillis commented:

“It’s fantastic news for Jordan that he will get the opportunity to represent his country in the upcoming St. George’s Park tournament; we’re all very proud of him.

“Jordan’s development has been fantastic and I would expect to see him playing regularly for our Under-18 group this season, as he is ready for that challenge.

“This call-up is also a significant achievement for the Club and all the staff at the Academy to have a player representing England; something that we want to see more and more of in the future as we continue to raise the bar in our own standards.”

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