An interview with Jordon Richards.

Home grown talent is the life blood of Notts County FC

Over the years Notts County have nurtured some real home grown talents and recently Haydn Hollis, Curtis Thompson and Jordan Richards have all played for the first team, with plenty more talented youngsters coming through the ranks with the youth team.

I interviewed one of the promising local youngsters who as been at Notts County since he was nine years old.

Jordon Richards is a 17 year old footballer with Notts County who as so much potential and can go a long way in football if he is totally committed to his chosen trade, said the former academy manager Mick Halsall.

Where were you educated: I went to the Ellis Guildford school in Basford, Nottingham.

What is your ambition in Life: I desperately want to be a professional footballer.

What made you want to be a professional footballer: By watching my favourite footballers and hoping one day I could be like them.

Who is your favourite footballer in this country and also favourite footballer of all time:

Kyle Walker of Tottenham Hotspurs in this country and Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid as my all time favourite,

Which club did you grow up supporting as a youngster and which club do you love watching now: Arsenal are the team I love to watch, they play lovely one touch controlled football and I still love watching them now.

Who as been Your driving inspiration to help you try and make the grade in football:

My Mum and Dad, they knew I loved all sports but recognised that I had a talent for football, they supported me all the way through the good times as well as the bad times and they still support me now.

What do you do and enjoy most in your spare time your recreational time:

I love watching football and picking up tips from others, I also love to spend quality time with my girlfriend as well as relaxing with friends playing on the play station.

What advice would you give to other youngsters wanting to become a professional footballer:

To work hard at what ever you want to do and to keep focused no matter what happens and stay out of trouble.

After interviewing this young man I really hope he realises his dreams, as he was charming, polite and down to earth, a credit to his family and Notts County Football Club.

Melvyn Watson


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