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Graduate Secures Professional Deal with Wycombe Wanderers FC

Needham Market Academy proudly announces the exceptional achievement of recent graduate Taylor Clark, who has recently signed a professional contract with Wycombe Wanderers Football Club.


Taylor's progression from the academy to securing a place in a professional football club serves as a prime example of the achievements that can be attained through our elite training, education, and unwavering commitment.


Taylor Clark signing deal with Wycombe Wanderers
Photograph: PRiME Media

Taylor Clark embarked on his remarkable journey with Needham Market Academy in 2021, immersing himself in the full-time elite football excellence and education programme. Balancing his passion for football with academic pursuits, Taylor pursued a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport. Throughout his two years at the academy, Taylor not only excelled academically but also showcased his immense football talent.


Making his debut for the academy's first team at the tender age of 16, Taylor Clark proved himself as a promising football prospect. His dedication, determination, and remarkable work ethic earned him recognition both on and off the field. Taylor's commitment to his studies was reflected in his graduation with a distinction star and two distinctions in the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport.


Taylor Clark Headshot for Wycombe Wanderers
Photograph: PRiME Media

Fuelled by his passion for continuous growth and development, he has chosen to further his education with Needham Market Academy and is set to embark on the newly delivered course, the NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training. By pursuing this course, Taylor continues to equip himself with skills that complement his football prowess and extend his horizons in the world of sports.


Sam Leslie, Head of Education at Needham Market Academy said: “Taylor is an exceptional student whose talent goes beyond the pitch and is clearly demonstrated by achieving such fantastic grades from our academy. I look forward to watching Taylor’s progression at Wycombe Wanderers FC and he should be a role model for all current and future students at Needham Market Academy.”


Taylor Clark's story is a testament to the holistic approach of Needham Market Academy. It showcases the academy's commitment to nurturing young talent not only on the field but also academically, preparing them for multifaceted careers in sports. The academy takes immense pride in Taylor's accomplishments and is excited to witness his journey as he ascends to new heights in his football career.


 

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