Student Louis Blomberg wins US soccer scholarship

Louis Blomberg

Romsey-based student Louis Blomberg has signed for Campbellsville University in the USA, having earned himself a full soccer scholarship at the top flight NAIA D1 University, whose soccer team play in the Mid-South Conference.

Campbellsville have been conference champions two times in the past five years and compete in the most competitive National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics conference in the USA.

The Peter Symonds final year student is currently signed for Winchester City U18 alongside playing for the College. His past has seen him play for Totton U18 while aged 15 as well as spending five years at the Eastleigh Academy up to the age of 16. When younger he played in the Tyro League and the Junior Premier League for Oakwood Youth, based at Test Park, Southampton.

Louis’ passion for football started by playing for Braishfield Bees in the Testway League at the age of seven. He has been recruited after impressing US university coaches during trials and showcase games in London last summer, resulting in a number of scholarship offers.

On track for good final grades this year, which is an important aspect of the US soccer recruitment process, Louis is going on to study for a degree in Business while in Kentucky. His conference soccer and competitions will see him travel to all corners of the USA over the next four years while still studying.

Louis said,

‘Football has been a fantastic journey for me so far and my time at college, along with the teams and coaches I have played for here in the UK, has given me friends for life and the tools I needed to get this opportunity for the next chapter, which I can’t thank them all enough for. All the hard work has paid off.’

He leaves for the US in mid-August, straight into preseason training, with the conference starting in September and a National Tournament in late November.