31 Mar 2011
- Written by Shaun Fuentes (TTFF)
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Young Everton striker Hallam Hope can play for T&T as reports have indicated his links with the twin-island Republic makes him eligible to wear the red, white and black.
The 17-year-old Hallam Hope has an impressive goal-scoring record in his early career. He joined the Blues as an 11-year-old in 2005, making the short switch down the M62 from Wythenshawe, having previously turned out for Manchester City’s junior side.
The striker scored a treble in the Milk Cup Junior Final in 2008 against Watford to announce himself. Since then he has featured regularly for the Under-18s and was part of the Toffees’ 2010 FA Youth Cup squad.
Hope signed a full-time scholarship with the Blues in July 2010, and was an integral part of the Under-16s set-up during the 2009/10 campaign.
He has already played for the England Under-17 team, making his first international appearance for England against Wales in the Victory Shield in October 2009, going on to score twice for his country in the Young Lions’ 3–1 win over Ukraine in France.
Since stepping up to England Under-17s he has registered seven goals in seven appearances. He is also eligible to play for Barbados but TTFF officials will no doubt target the young star for the Soca Warriors.