WE may not have done so well in the World Cup, but Preston soccer ace Helen Seed isn’t too bothered.
For the Runshaw College student has landed herself a trip-of-a-lifetime to play and study in the USA.
Helen will be heading to the United States this summer to take up a prestigious football scholarship through the PASS4Soccer Network program.
Helen, who plays for Blackburn Ladies FC and English Colleges FA U19 National Team will be joining Carson Newman University in
Jefferson City, Tennessee.
She has just finished her A Levels at Runshaw College and will arrive in the USA in August to study and play for the “Eagles” soccer team.
Helen will have the opportunity to combine her university studies alongside playing high level football for the next four years.
She said: “I chose to study in the USA as it’s a great opportunity to develop as a footballer using the amazing
athletic facilities they have at American universities and to also be able to study at the same time. I am
most looking forward to the matches definitely! Playing my first match for the team and all of the
travelling to different states that comes with being a student athlete over there! I chose Carson Newman
University as I really like the location of the university, Tennessee, and the coach seems really nice
The soccer team is ambitious to succeed and it’s something I am really excited to be a part of.”
While in America Helen will have access to excellent facilities while also having the opportunity to play in front of crowds of fans.
Places in the PASS4Soccer Network are now available for students looking to enter a US university soccer programme in August 2015 and 2016.