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Samsung Winner Unveiled

17 April 2014

AMATEUR footballer Josue Antonio will sign a one-year professional contract with Town after winning the Samsung Win A Pro Contract competition.

Defender Josue, of Fleming Mead, Mitcham, beat more than 5,700 entrants to win the contract at SN1.

The 18-year-old made it through a series of regional trials and assessment days, before competing in an 11-a-side Final at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium on Sunday March 2, 2014.

Following the Final, Josue was one of two players selected by Town manager, Mark Cooper, to spend a few days of intense boot-camp training with the first-team squad. 

Josue, who currently plays with Staines Town, was then picked after impressing the Town boss and the coaching staff.

Josue said: “It feels great to have won a professional contract, when I entered I never thought I’d get this far.

“When I was training I put in a lot of work and I was getting a lot of praise from the manager, I was thinking ‘maybe he might pick me’.

“If I play my best this year I might be able to go on to do big things and get an extended contract for the club – that’s my aim.”

Josue will now look to join up with the Swindon squad in the next few months, before signing his professional contract in June.

Swindon manager Mark Cooper said: “I chose Josue as the winner because he is an extremely athletic young man with great physical stature for his age.” 

“He has a lot of potential for development and I am looking forward to working with him."

Sky Sports will be showing a three-part documentary on Samsung Win A Pro Contract later this year.

For more information on Win A Pro Contract, please visit www.facebook.com/samsungfootball. 


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