Millfield Upper Sixth pupil Cormac Pike from South Somerset (Yeovil) has become the first ever Millfield player to captain the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) and the English Schools' Football Association (ESFA) squads in the same season. He is one of only a handful of players in the country to hold the captaincies in both leagues.
The Millfield XI 1st team Captain will lead the ESFA Boys’ U18 team in the Centenary Shield tournament against the Home Nations in mid-March.
The centre back has also played for Shepton Mallet FC, part of the Western League Premier Division, for two years since beginning his studies at Millfield.
Cormac plans to follow former Millfield 1st team Captain Matthew McGlinchey to Fairfield University in Connecticut, USA, to study in America and play football.
Millfield’s Head of Football, Terry Akhurst, says: “It has been an incredible journey for Cormac whilst at Millfield. He is an outstanding captain for the school 1st XI and it was clear that having played a second season for ISFA, he would lead the squad this year. Being made captain of ESFA as well is a real feather in his cap. He is a fine leader both on and off the pitch and we are proud of him.”
The ESFA U18’s first match in the Centenary Shield is against the Republic of Ireland at Kenilworth Stadium, the home of Luton Town FC, on March 16th 2018.
Millfield’s XI 1st team have also made it to the final of the ESFA U18 Schools Trophy. They will play Repton School on Monday 12th March at Doncaster Rovers. Kick off is at 4pm.