Shuja Mehmood, a pupil from 9 Henry has been asked to play for Aston Villa U14s in a trial game this weekend. Shuja plays for both the school and the district team and has been scoring goals regularly for both sides. He was spotted last season, when the Year 9 team won the Aston and Saltley cup competition at Bodymoor Heath, Aton Villa’s Academy.
If his trial period goes well, then Shuja could be joining two other HGS pupils who are current academy players with Aston Villa. Cairo Brooks-Hoo and Donnell Benjamin are both in year 11, and have been regular players in the Academy team this season.