FORMER Yeovil Town apprentice and Dorchester Town player Jayden Corbridge has obtained a full football scholarship with SCAD Savannah in America to play for their men’s football team and study for four years.

The deal was done during a 10-day trip Corbridge made to the university, based in the state of Georgia, and he played in a game which his side won 6-2 and it was announced via the university’s website.

Darren Spong, the head coach of the football team, said in the announcement that the coaching staff are: “Extremely excited to add Jayden’s maturity, experience and defensive talents to our roster.”

Corbridge has previously been at Yeovil where he played for the under-18 side and he played for Weymouth during pre-season before joining Dorchester Town on non-contract terms at the start of this season.

Corbridge said: “I am buzzing, I just cannot wait to get out there and start, to be honest. I am really excited.

When asked how his 10 days out at the university were, Corbridge told Echosport: “Training was really good, I played a game over there and won 6-2 so it was good. I got good impressions.

“Savannah itself is a lovely place and obviously the weather is gorgeous.

“It is completely different to what I am used to in England.”

Looking ahead to his new team-mates, Corbridge said: “They were good, there are some quality players in there.

“The lads are a good bunch, they were good with me.

“It was a good atmosphere all round really.”

The scholarship will mean he will be able to get a degree while out there, as Corbridge explains: “To be honest in my lifetime all I have thought about is that I want to be a professional footballer but the thought of now being able to have a degree at the end of it. You do not know what could happen in your life it could change my career path you do not know it is quite exciting really.”

His dad Darren when asked about his initial reaction said: “We were over the moon for him because we see it as a massive opportunity for him to not only progress his football career but also get a good chance of getting a degree.”