Talented Wellington teenager signs for seventh-tier English club

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Teenage striker Zander Edwards who played for Central League side Lower Hutt City last season has joined English Northern Premier League club Brighouse Town.

Edwards (17) came off the bench to make his debut in a scoreless draw under lights with Pontefract Collieries.

The youngster came through school football in the Wairarapa and then at Wellington College, while pursuing club football at Lower Hutt City. He attended regional training camps for the New Zealand U-17s.

Late last year, he was signed by the Wellington Phoenix but has since moved to the United Kingdom.

Brighouse Town play in the seventh tier of the English football pyramid, a division below the National League (North) which includes full-time clubs such as York City, Chester and Darlington.

Town are due to play in the semi-final of the West Riding Cup against Farsley Celtic who play a division higher in the NLN.

Video replay

Highlights from the Brighouse Town v Pontefract Collieries game:

(Brighouse who usually play in orange are wearing their alternate green strip)

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