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Community Trust Student Heading to the States!

7 May 2019

Bristol Rovers and Bristol Rovers Community Trust would like to say a massive thank you to Finlay Hobbs for all his hard work and effort he has put in during his time at the football club.

Finlay has been on the Community Trust’s BTEC education programme for the last 2 years and has gone from strength to strength in his confidence and ability both academically and playing. This has led Finlay to securing a place at a top college [University] in the state of New York, where Finlay will be studying engineering whilst continuing to play football for his College team.

Not only has Finlay become a superb role model and a fantastic ambassador for our education programme, but his ambition and work ethic has not gone unnoticed around the club. Towards the end of Finlay’s first year, Finlay asked if there were any voluntary opportunities where he could help the club over the summer whilst he was on his summer break from College, and as a result, Finlay has been working with the Maintenance department at the club.

Finlay has played a key role in assisting Bristol Rovers Maintenance Manager, Andrew Thomas, who said: “Finlay has been a wonderful asset to the club since his arrival onto the BTEC course and during his time assisting us in maintenance. I’d like to thank him for the help that he has given to myself and the club and I have every confidence that he will go on to achieve great things in his career.”

Further to his time working with the maintenance department Finlay was also elected as the Community Trust’s first Club Captain and was an integral part of setting up the first education committee. Head of Education, Ed Strange said “Finlay has been a fantastic student during his time with us here at Bristol Rovers Community Trust, showing on many occasions that he is a hard working and committed young man in all that he does. Finlay was made Community Trust Club Captain this year and is truly going to be missed when he goes off to America this summer. I wish Finlay the very best for the future and look forward to hearing all about his time in the States.”

Finlay is a great advocate of the education programme that we have here at Bristol Rovers with Finlay’s mum saying “Finlay has really enjoyed his experience at the club and has grown in confidence as an individual as a result.”

From everyone at the Club and the Community Trust we would like to wish Finlay the very best in America and we hope to see him at The Mem again very soon!

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