Academy signs up new Scholar Coddington

Academy of Football

West Ham United are pleased to confirm that promising youngster Remy Coddington has signed a full-time Scholarship at the Academy of Football.

An international for Bermuda at youth level, midfielder Coddington joins the Club from AFC Bournemouth.

The youngster was in particularly impressive form for his home nation at last summer’s CONCACAF Boys’ Under-15 Championship in America, netting three goals in four games as Bermuda topped their group on the way to the Division 2 semi-finals.

The 16-year-old joins eight other youngsters at the Academy in recently putting pen-to-paper on two-year scholarship deals, which has seen them transfer from being schoolboy players to a full-time, scholarship programme.

Coddington will now look forward to the challenge of furthering his fledgling career at West Ham with Kevin Keen and Mark Phillips’ Under-18s side next season.

Academy Manager Ricky Martin said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to secure a player of Remy’s potential. 

“Remy was identified via the Recruitment department, whom I’d like to thank, and things have moved quickly in the last week or so. Remy will be moving into the Academy House and will start his scholarship journey on Tuesday next week, along with the other Under-18 players.

“I’d like to welcome Remy to the Academy and wish him every success. He is a very talented young player and when I met him last week, I was also impressed with his maturity, enthusiasm and character, and I am confident he will settle in well to Kevin Keen’s and Mark Phillips’ youth team.”

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