TEENAGER Jack Foxley is on track to reaching his goal as a footballing sensation.

The 16-year-old has secured a soccer scholarship in the USA ­- and is busying considering which college team he should sign for.

The Bolton College sports student, who plays for Bolton Wanderers Community Trust’s Wanderers Soccer School’s Elite Development Squad, has signed with sports recruitment experts FiveZero, following a trial at the Eddie Davies Academy.

FiveZero will now support Jack as he decides which USA college team to play for ­- taking into account the quality of the team, their results history and the likelihood of playing regularly.

Jack said: “I’m so excited about playing in the USA, it’s an amazing opportunity. I’d love to sign for somewhere with lots of sights, so that there’s plenty to experience and my family can come and visit.

“I’ve had so much support and encouragement from the college and Bolton Wanderers Community Trust. My coaches Dave Walton and Sam Redshaw have been fantastic.

“It was also really good of Emma Beaugeard, the CEO of Bolton Wanderers, and Phil Mason, head of the Community Trust, to come down to the ground and congratulate me.”

The college’s partnership with Bolton Wanderers Community Trust means that Jack, who plays right back, was well-prepared for his trial with FiveZero.

He trains for five days a week at the Eddie Davies Academy, plays in competitive leagues and competes in regional and national competitions.

Mike Bruns, Bolton College’s sports and public services curriculum leader, said: “I’m very pleased for Jack, he’s a fantastic player and brilliant in the classroom, so his scholarship is well deserved.”

Emma added: “It was a pleasure to meet Jack and hear of his passion for football. Playing for a college team in the United States is a very exciting opportunity for him and we wish him every success for the future.”