When Cristiano Ronaldo signs a contract it’s a multi-million pound deal and the world is watching.
This month, however, there was a more modest signing, but it was no less exciting for 11-year-old James McKean who became Morecambe FC’s newest recruit.
Broomfield Junior School’s PE Lead, Adam Gardner, said James deserved to be TCAT’s Learner award winner not just for the achievement of signing his football contract, but because of his conduct and effort levels at school.
“He’s a lovely lad who gets on with everyone and is a leader,“ said Adam. “Not only is he a great little footballer, but he always works really hard and sets an example for others.“
Recently James proved what a sporting all-rounder he was by excelling at the Warrington Athletics event held at Priestley College, winning all his events.
James’ mum Suzie said her son’s big break at Morecambe came by chance after his regular football was cancelled.
“We decided to take him along for an open day that was on instead and he was spotted by one of the coaches,“ she said.
“He’s improving all the time and is playing three times a week.“
For now James is just enjoying his football, but is hoping to secure a scholarship with the club.