Wimbledon player selected for international honours
was called up for international duty.Judah ChapmanAFC Wimbledon Under-15s will be missing one of their star players for all the right reasons next month after
Instead of lining up for Wimbledon’s youth team against Barnet on Saturday, August 10, the 14-year-old will be in the Cayman Islands to play for his country Bermuda in the CONCACAF Under-15 tournament.
Judah’s achievement highlights the progress he has made since he was picked up by AFC Wimbledon in January, 2011, after catching the eye for Elm Grove in the Surrey Youth League.
, who is also head coach for the Under-15s/Under-16s, said: “Judah is an exciting forward player who is very quick and direct. He has good awareness in and around the box and regularly plays as number 10 for us. It is fantastic for us to have a player representing his country. Judah will be in a different playing environment and taking on players with different styles so this can only aid his development.”Jon PhillipsAcademy Youth Phase Lead Coach
The 24-team tournament for countries in the Caribbean and Central America is intended to prepare those nations for the Under-17 World Cup qualifiers next summer, which offers further incentive for Judah to continue his progress.
Judah, who holds both Bermudian and British citizenship, moved to these shores in 2008 and he recently signed a two-year contract with AFC Wimbledon.
The tournament runs from 10-24 August and Bermuda start their group A campaign with a match against the US Virgin Islands on 13 August.