Congratulations are in order from all at Cray Wanderers to Brandon Scott who has been chosen from the cream of young non-league talent to take part in the V9 Academy.
The V9 Academy was set up by former non-league player Jamie Vardy last year and it is Jamie’s mission to find the next generation of non-league players to follow in his footsteps in which he became a Premier League winner and represented England in last year’s European Championship Finals in France.
Brandon was chosen after being spotted by scouts who recommended him to the Academy for selection and will now attend a week long training camp at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester in June. This will be attended by scouts from across the country and Europe as well as a Sky Sports Camera crew who are recording a six part documentary.
Brandon came to Cray in August and made his debut at Guernsey and went on to make 50 appearances in league and cup scoring seven goals. He was one of only three players from the Ryman South selected for the Academy.
We wish Brandon all the best and congratulate him and also to Tony Russell and the coaching staff at Cray Wanderers for giving him the opportunity to perform with the Wands for so much of the season. We await news of his adventures.
Please see here a link to the Non League Paper Website with a full list of the players chosen