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SWINDON TOWN: Antonio wins Samsung contract

Swindon Advertiser: Josue Antonio will sign a one-year contract with Swindon Town. The defender currently plays for Staines Town. Josue Antonio will sign a one-year contract with Swindon Town. The defender currently plays for Staines Town.

DEFENDER Josue Antonio has won a contract with Swindon Town through the Samsung Win A Pro competition.

Antonio, who currently plays for Staines Town, beat more than 5,700 entrants to land himself a deal with the Robins.

The 18-year-old made it through a series of regional trials and assessment days, before competing in an 11-a-side final at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium.

Antonio was one of two players selected by Town manager Mark Cooper to spend a three days of intense boot-camp training with the first-team squad.

He said: “It feels great to have won a professional contract, when I entered I never thought I’d get this far.

“When I was training I put in a lot of work and I was getting a lot of praise from the manager, I was thinking ‘maybe he might pick me’.

“If I play my best this year I might be able to go on to do big things and get an extended contract for the club – that’s my aim.”

Antonio will sign his contract at the County Ground in June.

Cooper said: “I chose Josue as the winner because he is an extremely athletic young man with great physical stature for his age.”

“He has a lot of potential for development and I am looking forward to working with him."

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10:27am Thu 17 Apr 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

Good luck Antonio, work hard and you never know what will happen.
Good luck Antonio, work hard and you never know what will happen. Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 8

10:31am Thu 17 Apr 14

STFC Boyo says...

Well done.Welcome to the county ground.Hope you get to play loads of games.Well done & welcome again
Well done.Welcome to the county ground.Hope you get to play loads of games.Well done & welcome again STFC Boyo
  • Score: 5

4:41pm Thu 17 Apr 14

port de soller says...

seems like a load of B/s none of these guys never seem to amount to nothing,however this Kayden why has he not been given a chance????
seems like a load of B/s none of these guys never seem to amount to nothing,however this Kayden why has he not been given a chance???? port de soller
  • Score: -13

4:55pm Thu 17 Apr 14

smirg kcab says...

Welcome to sn1 lol
Welcome to sn1 lol smirg kcab
  • Score: 1

6:29pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

port de soller wrote:
seems like a load of B/s none of these guys never seem to amount to nothing,however this Kayden why has he not been given a chance????
Because the club thought he didn't amount to much?
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: seems like a load of B/s none of these guys never seem to amount to nothing,however this Kayden why has he not been given a chance????[/p][/quote]Because the club thought he didn't amount to much? Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

7:40pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Di kanny oh says...

Ex Swindon Town Jerrel Ifil plays for this lads club Staines Town.
Ex Swindon Town Jerrel Ifil plays for this lads club Staines Town. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 0

11:20pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Swindon1984 says...

port de soller wrote:
seems like a load of B/s none of these guys never seem to amount to nothing,however this Kayden why has he not been given a chance????
The club loses nothing and potentially we may end up with a decent signing - don't see any reason to lay into the whole idea.
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: seems like a load of B/s none of these guys never seem to amount to nothing,however this Kayden why has he not been given a chance????[/p][/quote]The club loses nothing and potentially we may end up with a decent signing - don't see any reason to lay into the whole idea. Swindon1984
  • Score: 0

12:37am Fri 18 Apr 14

STFConyourpitch says...

port de soller wrote:
seems like a load of B/s none of these guys never seem to amount to nothing,however this Kayden why has he not been given a chance????
Maybe because he is on loan currently you idiot.
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: seems like a load of B/s none of these guys never seem to amount to nothing,however this Kayden why has he not been given a chance????[/p][/quote]Maybe because he is on loan currently you idiot. STFConyourpitch
  • Score: 1

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