Up and coming Mid-North Coast football star, Hudson Bell might only be ten years old but he's craving a path into the pro-leagues after being selected to tour England.
The former Port Macquarie Football Club, now Iona Sports Club player is set to take on the world as he travels with the Northern New South Wales Under 11 team later this year.
The football dynamo was also previously selected in the 2017 High Performance Squads for Football Mid North Coast's North Under 9s and has collected a spot in this year's Under 11s Skill Acquisition Program.
"This is my first trip, last year I didn't go because I was too young," said Bell, who regularly plays two age groups above his own in the local under 12s.
"Travelling for football is all pretty new but I'm excited for it, everyone's older than me.
"I'll be meeting new friends, seeing the teams, visiting a school and Harry Potter World in England."
During the tour the team will play in 11 pro-academy training sessions, play six games and attend five live professional football games across the country.
Hudson was also selected to play in the Under 11 Australian Futsal team but chose the London Tour instead.
"I'm looking forward to visiting St George's Park, which is the home of English soccer teams and has the best facilities," he said.
"There's three training sessions there and another three days off to tour London."
<p>Up and coming Mid-North Coast football star, Hudson Bell takes a shot on goal in Port Macquarie. <a href="https://t.co/LNyvKPbnyv">pic.twitter.com/LNyvKPbnyv</a></p>— Robert Dougherty (@RobertD43845013) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobertD43845013/status/1127788817832824832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 13, 2019</a>
Hudson is still developing his skills once a week in the off season by training with Joner 1on1 Football Training in Sydney.
The training and an Elite Training Camp in Melbourne are organised by head coach and Welsh former professional footballer Lee Jones.
"I'd like to play professional football in the future, in A-League or as an Australian playing overseas," he said.
"My favourite players are Pelé (Brazilian footballer Edson Arantes do Nascimento) and Ronaldo (Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo).
"I think Ronaldo is my favourite because he's really fast on the ball and expresses his skills, he also plays for different teams.
"Newcastle United are my favourite team, I don't know why but I think it's because I played well with them on FIFA (XBOX)."
Bell has previously been selected during 2016 for GOL Brasil Academy Port Macquarie's under6 to under10 squad.
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