Getafe take highly-rated footballer Mo on trial

Student Mohamed Saeed has secured a 12-week trial with Spanish football club, Getafe.

Mo, a left winger who has previously played for Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley Football Club Academies, currently plays for Barnsley Sports Academy and will travel to Getafe for an intensive 12-week trial at the La Liga club.

The 19-year-old, who studies Sport, will have the opportunity to gain experience of playing Spanish football and is part way to achieving his dream of becoming a professional footballer. Mo is part of the Barnsley Sports Academy within College and has access to an Elite Sports Performance Bursary to fund equipment and travel.

Mo, of Sheffield, said: “I’m over the moon to have been given the opportunity to play in Spain, and I’m grateful the College have allowed me to have time off. Barnsley Sports Academy has made me more confident and has provided a great opportunity to play and show people what I can do.”

Luke Forgione, Performance and Athlete Development Co-ordinator at the College, added: “Mo has worked really hard to develop as a footballer during his time here, working with the coaching team at Barnsley Sports Academy. He absolutely loves football and has done well in the classroom. Mo has a real opportunity to progress within football and we wish him all the very best.”

Barnsley Sports Academy offers fantastic facilities and a team of expert and specialist coaches supporting talented sports performers in any discipline. Academies include Football (male and female), Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Refereeing and an Individual Athlete Academy.

Last updated: 6th February 2018

Originally posted on: 6th February 2018