TALENTED goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne has signed a two-year scholarship at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 16-year-old from Ludlow has just completed an excellent season, including two penalty-saves in the national under-16 cup semi-final against Blackburn Rovers.

Harry, who is 6ft 4 inches, was playing for Ludlow Town when he was spotted by Allan Hawkins, who runs his own goalkeeping centre of excellence.

“The goalkeeper didn’t turn up so Harry played in goal - it was the first time he’d ever done it and Allan was at the match,” recalled Harry’s dad, Chris.

Harry was 12 years old when he initially signed a two-year deal with Wolves. Harry, who has just finished at Ludlow School, has now been to Qatar three times and Hungary with his football.

Harry will be moving up to digs in Wolverhampton on July 1.

“Harry has got a list of stuff he has to work on and he’s trained with the first-team squad at Wolves,” said Chris. “The scholarship with Wolves is for the next two years and he will be taking three A-levels.”

“Harry is so committed - everything he does is football and we’re delighted with the Wolves Academy - it’s a fantastic club and a fantastic academy.

“Harry made a great save against Chelsea in the under-16 cup final and he’s also got a great record for saving penalties.”

Chris also praised Ludlow School, where Harry has been a school prefect, head of house and sports captain.

“Ludlow School have been fantastic and very supportive,” said Chris.

“Because of his football - Harry’s only been going to school two days a week for the past 18 months.

“The school have been brilliant towards Harry’s football.”