FP Paul Smith returned to school at the beginning of term to deliver advice to aspiring soccer player, Alasdair Torrance.
Paul (C2013) is currently on a Soccer Scholarship at Wesylian College, University of West Virginia and a spent a morning sharing his experiences of life on campus in the States.
Paul applied through PASS4Soccer, which arranges soccer scholarships to US universities for players from the UK, Europe and around the world, and was happy to give advice about the application and assessment process to Alastair.
Soon to complete a BSc in Economics with Marketing, Paul has found his time in the USA immensely rewarding and has travelled extensively.
He felt the experience of the scholarship programme has enhanced his life skills and broadened his horizons.
S5 pupil Alasdair, who currently plays for the school First XI said: “I was really grateful to Paul for coming in. I am hoping to apply for a sports scholarship, so it was great to meet him and get some first-hand advice.”
Thank you to Paul for returning to Hutchie to inspire our current pupil.