North Yorkshire star Willis ready for big trials date

Finlay Willis
Finlay Willis

Graham School’s Finlay Willis is looking forward to earning a second term in the North Yorkshire representative team.

The 15-year-old attacking midfielder, who plays for Eastfield Juniors in the Minor League, was originally recommended for a trial by Craig Farrell after the Graham teacher was impressed with his ability and attitude.

And after shining in a number of games for the North Yorkshire squad, the Manchester United fan is now awaiting September’s trial for the new school year.

It hasn’t been easy for Willis though, as he was one of few players from the town to make it into the set-up.

He said: “I didn’t know anyone, so it took a bit of time, but I’m really enjoying it.

“Mr Farrell put me forward and I’ve played quite a few games for them since then.

“I started by playing in four matches, two against Cumbria and then one each against Cleveland and Durham.

“We had a five-game tournament at Middlesbrough’s training ground last weekend and we won three of the games.

“We now have a trial in September and I’m hoping to do enough to play for North Yorkshire for another year.”