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Harry Chapman

Football Age 19

Birthplace: Hartlepool

Previous schools: Golden Flatts

Clubs: Middlesbrough, St Francis

Favourite sportsperson (s): Steven Gerrard, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Favourite TV Show: Geordie Shore

 

HARRISON has played football since the age of five and has had an ambition of playing in the Premier League for as long has he can remember.

His rise through the ranks as part of Middlesbrough’s academy has got some of the most well respected scouts and coaches around talking about his potential. He played for Boro's Under-21s just two months after his 16th birthday.

When he first started playing for Hartlepool St Francis he was soon moved over to the Middlesbrough development centre. He first attended the club’s academy system from the age of seven.

The predatory finisher’s performances in front of goal earned him a scholarship deal at the Riverside Stadium, while sportswear giant Adidas are providing him with his boots.

When Harry travelled to Amsterdam over the Easter break in 2013 with Hartlepool Schools FA, he returned home with the golden boot after scoring 16 goals in eight matches.

Chapman’s heroics helped secure the Arnhem Cup and he also memorably hit two in the Ayresome Park Cup final for the town team at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium. Unfortunately his goals were not enough in an exciting 4-3 defeat in extra time. 

After leaving Dyke House, Harry has started his full-time career with Middlesbrough.

 

PLAYER NEWS

23/09/16

HARRY CHAPMAN RETURNS TO COLLEGE

A YOUNG England footballer has returned to his Hartlepool school to hand over the very first Three Lions shirt he pulled on.

27/07/15

WINNERS: SPORTS AND ARTS AWARDS 2015

HIGH achievers at Dyke House Sports & Technology College were rewarded for excellence at the end of a fantastic academic year.

23/03/15

ELITE'S NO 1 JOINS UP WITH ENGLAND

A FORMER Dyke House College student is celebrating his first England call-up after turning on the style for Middlesbrough.