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Barton Peveril’s Soccer Star

Former @BartonPeveril Sixth Form College student Luke Bennett has had a successful first season playing football for Milligan University, Tennessee, United States of America. Bennett helped the Milligan University Men’s Soccer Team win the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) title for the first time since 2012, which has secured their qualification to Nationals.

Bennett, who is now in his second year of study at university, joined Barton Peveril from St. George’s Catholic College before earning his scholarship to Milligan University in 2019. Bennett is one of a number of Barton Peveril athletes who earn scholarships to universities across the United States, in their respective disciplines, each year.

The Barton Peveril alumnus was integral to the team’s 2-1 victory against Tennessee Wesleyan University 2-1, scoring an equaliser just six minutes after Tennessee Wesleyan went ahead in the opening minutes of the match. 

After the AAC tournament, which Bennett and his teammates won, the squad from Milligan University will head to Nationals. Opening rounds begin on 22nd April and the championship match will be played on 10th May.

After scoring the important goal in the title-winning match, Luke Bennett said:

“No better feeling than to score in a game like that.”

Barton Peveril’s Director of Sport, Luke Hampton, commented on his former student’s continued success:

“It’s absolutely brilliant to see Luke continue his footballing success in the United States, after completing his studies with us. Each year a number of talented athletes like Luke earn scholarships to US institutions, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication the show whilst studying with us.”

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