There has been more success for the Doncaster Rovers Foundation this week as second year student Callum Stockton made his debut for Evo-Stik Northern Premier side Buxton.
The centre forward appeared from the bench as a second half substitute in Tuesday’s 0-1 defeat to Altrincham.
17 year-old Callum is studying BTEC Sport Level 3, alongside playing for the Foundation Football Academy which launched last autumn.
Doncaster Rovers have close links with Buxton through our former player Tim Ryan. Tim is assistant manager at Buxton and came to watch Callum, along with manager Martin McIntosh, playing for the Foundation and his efforts have been rewarded.
Sam Parkin, the Foundation Academy Coordinator said: “It is a fantastic achievement that Callum has progressed through the Academy and made his debut for Buxton.
“The Foundation Football Academy has only been running for 12 months and this proves how much of a success this first year has been and we hope that can continue ahead of the new academic year.
“I would like to thank Martin McIntosh and Tim Ryan who provide us with such good links with Buxton, along with all the players at the club for making Callum feel so welcome.”
A delighted Callum added: “Through the Foundation’s links with Buxton I was watched against Balby Carr and then given the opportunity to play for Buxton.
“It was fantastic to be able to play at such a high level, I was really nervous before the game but I absolutely loved it.
“Being part of the Doncaster Rovers Education Foundation has been really great, it has definitely helped me become more of an adult and been hugely beneficial for my future.”
Everyone at Doncaster Rovers would like to congratulate Callum on his achievement.
Remember you can get involved with the Foundation Football Academy next season, with the new academic term starting in September. There are a variety of BTEC Sport courses available, which can lead to a pathway to University.
For more information visit www.drfc-education.co.uk