Young footballer Corbyn Murray is being described as the next big thing, attracting attention from Premiership Clubs.
Seven-year-old Whitefield youngster Corbyn Murray is being compared to David Beckham after recently scoring at the Nou Camp in Barcelona.
Corbyn has trained since he was four and a half years old. He was scouted by Liverpool when he was six, which soon followed with Manchester City, Bury, Blackburn, Manchester United and Everton – recently completing a tour with Everton in Belgium.
Corbyn has now joined Radcliffe Borough Football Club (RBFC) and will be playing a year up in the Salford league under 9’s – the team are all under 8’s but they want to try themselves at a higher level and under the 7-a-side format. They have players at Bolton and Manchester United.
Scott Murray, Corbyn’s dad, said: “This new season is going to be the big one for his age group as they can sign professional forms next year. Corbyn has loved training at every one and even though his grandad and I are Liverpool fans it won’t influence any decision he has to sign for a club!”
Coaches who have taught Corbyn throughout his footballing career include Mic Parish from Bolton Futsal who teaches the art that Ronaldo, Messi and Ronaldinho studied as children, Peter Lofthouse – a Uefa B qualified coach from RBFC and works for Manchester City – and Ryan Hardwidge and Sam Holden, both Uefa B qualified coaches.
Being half Thai Corbyn has been treated exceptionally well by Thai media and international companies. Chang Beer (Everton’s main sponsors) have taken Corbyn to their academy in Thailand – he was a mascot in Thailand for Chonburi FC and is special guest on the opening day of the season for Everton’s home game.
Scott has just opened an academy in Bolton named Burnden Park. Lessons are available on 01204 387 162 or visit Burndenpark.co.uk.