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Basingstoke teenager George Hallahan aims to win a professional football deal
TALENTED teenage footballer George Hallahan has been shortlisted in a nationwide competition to win a professional playing contract with a Football League club.
Striker Hallahan (16) from Basingstoke will take part in the first round of trials for Samsung’s Win A Pro Contract that could see him sign up for Swindon Town, Wycombe Wanderers or Leyton Orient.
More than 5,700 players from all over the country entered Samsung’s Win A Pro Contract competition and Hallahan is through to a skills testing sessions at Goals Soccer Centre at Isleworth on Sunday.
Basingstoke teenager Hallahan said: “I signed up on Facebook because it looked interesting and you never know your luck.
“I’m excited about progressing and being given the chance to show what I’m capable of. It’s an amazing opportunity and it’s going to change lives.
“If I won it would be mean the world. It’s all I want do and I’ve got the potential to go all the way.”
For the first time since Win A Pro Contract was launched in 2010, there are now three professional contracts on offer as Wycombe Wanderers have join Samsung’s existing partnerships with Swindon Town and Leyton Orient.
Hopefuls will be tested at regional skills trials and 11-a-side matches as they bid to kick-start their dreams of becoming a professional footballer.
Last year’s winners, Jack Sherratt and Kayden Jackson, signed for Leyton Orient and Swindon Town respectively.
To follow the competition, please go to facebook.com/samsungfootball
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