Sheriff shoots for West Ham

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YOUTH FOOTBALL: Wealden Rangers star Decarrey Sheriff has joined West Ham’s Academy.

The 14-year-old Thomas Bennett student has been plying his trade where the likes of Bobby Moore, Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick and Joe Cole all started their careers.

Sharp-shooter Decarrey who has enjoyed playing his football at Wealden and Thomas Bennett has been knocking in the goals for West Ham Academy under-14s.

Decarrey’s manager at Wealden Colin Lea reckons he has every chance of making it into the pro’ ranks. He said: “Decarrey has developed into a exceptional talent not just his goalscoring but his all-round play and his pace is unbelievable.

“Decarrey has been given a great opportunity at a fantastic club.”

Next season Decarrey hopes to continue his education when he will be moving into the academy full-time.

Decarrey’s former team Wealden Rangers under-14s enjoyed a successful campaign, winning the the Mid Sussex cup and finishing runners-up in the Mid Sussex League.