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Charlie Weston captains England U15s at Delle Nazioni Tournament in Italy

9 May 2019

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Rovers youngster Charlie Weston represented England Under-15s at the recent Delle Nazioni Tournament – captaining the Young Lions in one of the group games.

The prestigious youth tournament was held in Udine, Italy, between Tuesday April 23rd and Sunday May 5th.

Weston played the full game as England kicked off their campaign with a narrow 2-1 defeat to the hosts, before coming on as a substitute in the 6-0 victory over Qatar.

The 14-year-old then skippered the side as England suffered a 3-0 defeat to Czech Republic, before featuring in the final game against Turkey.

Rovers’ Head of Academy Stuart Jones admitted it was a proud moment for everyone connected with the club.

“It’s fantastic for Charlie and for us, in terms of his development,” he said.

“He’s done really well over there – to captain England in Italy is something he should be very proud of – and he’s done terrifically well since he joined the Academy, so long may that continue.

“He’s a very humble and down to earth young man. He works really hard and understands what he has to do to develop, and he’s continually striving to better himself, which has shown in terms of how he’s performed at international level.

“There are other boys at the Academy who have been involved with international squads as well and it gives the other players something to aspire to. Ultimately, it’s not just about the big clubs who get international recognition, if you’re good enough then you will get opportunities, which is fantastic.”

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