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Meet Adam Cocks Midfielder

MIDFIELDER Adam is pursuing a career in football he first dreamed about when he was just six-years-old.

Adam Cocks, who is pursuing his career in football

“My strength is keeping the ball and moving it around in a controlled way,” said Adam, of Richmond.

The 18-year-old is studying a BTEC Sports with football qualification at Darlington College that sees him reaping the benefits of a unique partnership with Darlington Football Club manager Martin Gray and his specialised coaching academy.

“I would love to secure a contract with a big club one day but am also considering studying and playing in America where football is really starting to take off,” he said.

“It is a tough sport to break into but you just have to stay motivated and working with the college and Martin helps me do this.”

Adam has made his debut for Darlington FC and secured contracts to play for the club and coach at the Martin Gray Football Academy.As well as playing, he will help Martin and his team deliver the football programme to students at Darlington College and other young players around the region.