Many congratulations to UK Cypriot
Harry Mills on signing for Brighton on a scholarship
He was born in Brighton his maternal grand parents from Komi Kebir
To gain his scholarship, he had to always train well, play matches to the best of his ability and try to impress! He has been at Brighton since the age of seven, and he and one other boy are the only remaining two players from the original intake. Every two years at the academy contracts are either renewed or withdrawn, so he had to maintain his level of performance in training and in matches to ensure that he was retained. He learn to live with the pressure – we have reports from the coaches after every training session and every match. It is very intense!
What has been your proudest football moment?
I support Manchester United, and when I was 12, we played against them in a tournament in Belgium (Truce Cup) and I was Captain! I have also played and scored against Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain in various tournaments in Europe. But being awarded the scholarship is probably my proudest moment as I know how hard it is to be awarded one.
What are you most looking forward to about being part of the Brighton & Hove U18s team?
Being part of the team is my job now! I will be playing in the U18s Premier League and will be on the Premier League App! Playing in the FA Youth Cup will also be amazing especially when you consider all the famous names who have graced this competition in the past. I’m also looking forward to being full time at the club everyday.
What are your hopes for the next 5 years?
Being a professional footballer at the highest level I can. My next goal is to earn a professional contract, hopefully at Brighton. I hope to take all opportunities that come my way and enjoy the experience at the same time.