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Callum Burton happy to support community events

19 June 2014

Young keeper has been out on about with the Community Sports Trust

Shrewsbury Town's promising goalkeeper Callum Burton has been much in demand as a guest presenter of trophies at many community events in recent weeks.
 
The England under-18 international delivered an inspirational speech to talented sporting youngsters of primary and secondary school age at the Hadley Learning Community Sports Awards.
 
He told them: "As long as you keep working hard and keep the right attitude, you will succeed." 

Callum also attended the Shrewsbury Juniors Football Festival where he presented the winners and runners up prizes after the under-12 girls final.
 
Then he returned to his former junior club, Nova FC in Newport, for their awards evening when he received a warm welcome from the players, coaches and parents. 

Callum was also pleased to visit the Shrewsbury Sports Village to present medals at the Shropshire Schools & Colleges FA World Cup finals, wearing his England colours as he met a host of gifted local young footballers. 

Being a local lad himself, Callum can be an inspiration to the youngsters he meets as he shares the story of his own journey to professional football and the experience of representing his country at various youth levels.
 
Shrewsbury Town Community Trust Officer Jessica Lightwood said: "Callum has really enjoyed his time spent at community events. As a young, local professional footballer lots of children can relate to him and become inspired by his journey within football.
 
"We look forward to Callum attending many school programmes next season where I am sure he will receive a warm welcome."


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