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England Schoolboys footballer Max Watters wows local pupils at Barking Sportshouse & Gym

PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 March 2017

Barking chairman Rob O'Brien and England Schoolboys footballer Max Watters face the camera at the Barking Sportshouse and Gym recently (pic: Barking FC).

Barking chairman Rob O'Brien and England Schoolboys footballer Max Watters face the camera at the Barking Sportshouse and Gym recently (pic: Barking FC).

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The Shenfield High School student and former Hall Mead pupil spoke with youngsters last week and presented awards

Barking chairman Rob O'Brien gives the thumbs up alongside England Schoolboys footballer Max Watters at the Barking Sportshouse and Gym recently (pic: Barking FC).Barking chairman Rob O'Brien gives the thumbs up alongside England Schoolboys footballer Max Watters at the Barking Sportshouse and Gym recently (pic: Barking FC).

England Schoolboys Max Watters wowed local pupils recently by addressing them at the Barking Sportshouse & Gym as part of Sports Inspired Week.

The talented Thurrock attacker, who is on loan at Essex Senior League leaders Barking, went along with Blues chairman Rob O’Brien.

Pupils from William Bellamy and Northbury were able to ask Watters questions about his career so far, amongst other things.

The 17-year-old Shenfield High School student has enjoyed a rapid rise over the last nine months.

Having been without a club in the summer, Watters joined Thurrock and earned a call-up to England Schoolboys earlier this year.

The Barking loanee represented his country against Scotland recently and helped them beat the old rival 5-1.

Last week Watters spoke to primary school children and presented them awards for their recent participation in sport.

Information was also provided on events taking place at Barking’s Mayesbrook Park over the coming weeks.

And during the Q & A session, Watters was asked how many goals he had scored during one season. The teen replied: “I think it was 79 when I was 12.”

It was a successful day for all involved and again highlighted the great work taking place at Barking.


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