PERSHORE High School year 11 student Jordan Cox is starting to turn a dream into reality after landing a two-year scholarship with Aston Villa Football Club.
Jordan started playing football at the age of six for Pershore United with class-mates Grant Hiden, Scott Cory, Michael Butler, Alex Stayte, George Way, Harry White and Ryan Allibone and, over a four-year period with United, Jordan nurtured his talent until he was spotted by Villa at the age of ten.
In 2008 as a ten-year-old, Jordan joined the Aston Villa Academy where he attended training twice a week and on Sundays played games at Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training ground.
Jordan found himself up against the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City and also played in international tournaments against big foreign clubs including Club Brugge and Borussia Mönchengladbach to name but a few.
A testament to Jordan’s progress was that as an U16 he regularly featured in the U18 squad.
After six years at Villa, Jordan was given the good news he had earned a scholarship to remain at Villa for a further two years.
Together with ability, this is due to Jordan’s hard work, dedication and level-headedness and he has now given himself an excellent platform to progress and everybody at Pershore High wishes him the best of luck.