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Ex-Bungay player's England call

PUBLISHED: 16:52 11 February 2010 | UPDATED: 09:15 01 August 2010

Luke Boyce.

Luke Boyce.

A FORMER Ditchingham lad and Bungay FC player has been called up to the English Schools FA U18 squad.

Luke Boyce, 17, who now lives in Lincoln and plays his football with Lincoln City FC, was due to play against Australia earlier in February in a friendly fixture that was called off due to adverse weather conditions.

A FORMER Ditchingham lad and Bungay FC player has been called up to the English Schools FA U18 squad.

Luke Boyce, 17, who now lives in Lincoln and plays his football with Lincoln City FC, was due to play against Australia earlier in February in a friendly fixture that was called off due to adverse weather conditions.

However, he can now look forward to donning the England shirt for a tour of Malaga at the end of the month, where he will be up against Spain and Gibraltar.

And the sixth form student will also be travelling to Atlanta and Tennessee in the USA to face Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland in a tournament.

Luke, a former student at Bungay High School, was brought up in Ditchingham and lived in Bungay before moving to Lincoln with his family two years ago.

He played for Bungay U18 for a season at the age of 15, after he had been released by Ipswich Town.

“Bungay got my confidence back, they got me playing freely and scoring goals,” he said.

The striker is now on an extended schoolboy contract with Lincoln City, currently in League Two.

“I'm very excited,” he added. “It's a great opportunity for me and to play for England will be a great honour. Mixing education with football is tough but it's going well.

“Training with Lincoln has definitely helped me. All I can hope for now is to do well with England and become a better player as a result.”

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