Face to Face with Wesley Aaron Clark, Pinebluff North Carolina
Clark attended the Lakewood Ranch recruitment event in Florida, Jan 1st to 3rd and spent two and half days training, meeting the UDA-Soccer staff and getting to know the program first hand.
We are delighted Wesley has decided to continue his academic and soccer career with UDA!
Now meet him face to face as to what he expects from this experience.
Why UDA Soccer?
I chose UDA to give me an opportunity that would allow me to experience a new culture while continuing my education. It would be amazing for me to experience studying abroad and playing soccer for nine months. I also look forward to being trained by coaches who have academic undergrad degrees and hold a UEFA “A” license.
Why the University of Chester?
It offers many different degrees for me to choose from, and allows me to reach my off the field goals like becoming a personal trainer, a strength and conditioning coach, or a physical therapist.
What do you hope to achieve by studying your chosen major at the University of Chester?
I will receive my degree in Sports and Exercise Science in three years. I will learn how to develop an understanding of the scientific and applied aspects of sport exercise and health. This would allow me to help in approving overall athletic performance for future athletes.
(Note: The UDA Soccer Academy Director, Coach Jon McCarthy B.Sc, who played in the English Premier League, holds a similar degree; Sports Science. He should have a lot to say to you, Wesley, when discussing your undergraduate degree at the training sessions!)
What are you looking forward to the most while studying and playing in England?
Attending the University of Chester allows me to experience a different academic environment and diverse backgrounds, while being coached by top-notch coaches. It gives me no doubt that I can be anything I want to be, and that the University of Chester will give me all the skills I need for the future
How did you enjoy the recruitment in Florida?
I enjoyed everything but the weather. The other players were really nice and the coaching was very good. I learned a lot in just two training sessions on what I need to improve in my game to become a better teammate and player.