HGS Old Boy Corey Blackett-Taylor returned to HGS recently and very kindly presented to the School his England Under 17 team shirt as well as one of his Aston Villa shirts. He took the opportunity of catching up with some of his old teachers and spent time chatting to current students. Corey has recently signed a new 2 year professional contract with Aston Villa and has enjoyed a very successful season which has seen him play for the First team against Notts County. He also was a key part of the Aston Villa Under 21 team which won the Hong Kong Soccer 7’s tournament. This saw Corey play against 12 teams from all over the world (including the likes of West Ham and Newcastle) as well as scoring 2 goals. He has been playing for Aston Villa for 10 years now (since he was 8) and is a graduate of the Academy programme. Corey also features as a character in the FIFA 16 game on PlayStation and X Box.