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Travis Hernes called up by Norway under-18s

15 September 2022

Academy

Travis Hernes called up by Norway under-18s

15 September 2022

Shrewsbury Town Academy's young midfielder has been called up by Norway's under-18s for the upcoming international break.

Norway under-18s take part in a Four Nations Tournament in Sweden from September 21st to September 28th 2022.
 
Consisting of a semi-final and final, Norway face Denmark under-18s on September 24th before facing either Austria or Sweden on September 27th.
 
Hernes has played one first-team game for Shrewsbury Town in which he scored his first senior goal. The 16-year-old came on as a substitute in the club's Papa John's Trophy fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers under-21s at the end of August and netted Town's goal in an unfortunate 2-1 defeat.
 
Speaking on Hernes' call-up, Academy Director David Longwell said:
 
"It's brilliant. Given how much Travis has improved in the last year, it's a credit to him and how hard he's worked to get his scholarship, play in the first team, score a goal and now be called up for his country. We're delighted for him.
 
"The academy has improved a lot in recent years. We've had one of the young lads, Louie Bradbury, called up for one of Wales' youth teams and now to have Travis called up to an under-18s is a credit to the academy and the work we're doing. To have players earning that recognition is great for them and the club. All we want Travis to do is keep working hard, recognise how he's got there, keep his feet on the ground and enjoy the experience. Hopefully he comes back a better player for Shrewsbury.
 
"We've had Travis in the academy for a couple of years now. He came in after a trial - he had been at other clubs. He's a good footballer and we signed him on his technical ability. He still had a lot of growing to do and he had an injury last year that stemmed from growing pains but he came back at the turn of the year and he's kicked on from there."
 
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