Jamie aims to Thai up Premiership deal

SOCCER: Jamie Waite is already a senior international – but his dream is to be given an academy place in the Premiership.The 16-year-old from Coddenham has been capped by Thailand and performed in front of a 40,000 crowd.

SOCCER

JAMIE Waite is already a senior international – but his dream is to be given an academy place in the Premiership.

The 16-year-old from Coddenham has been capped by Thailand and performed in front of a 40,000 crowd.

The Suffolk youngster is one of two keepers in their 25-strong squad for a forthcoming Under-21 triangular tournament in this country.

Jamie is a member of Ipswich Wanderers' thriving academy, but is ambitious to climb the football ladder.

His mother is from Thailand, hence the connection with a country whose national coach is ex-Aston Villa and England striker Peter Withe. He will be in the shop window later this month when the Thai Under-21s take on their Manchester City and Oldham counterparts.

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The mini tournament is being staged at Witton Albion between July 16 and July 20.

Jamie said: "Three members of our Under-21 squad are with Premiership academies and it is my dream to follow that route.

"With the competition taking place in England it is a good chance for us all to attract the attention of any scouts in the crowd."

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