Jackie Southam (Mother of Adam Sewell, High Point University Graduate)
"PASS4Soccer gave Adam the opportunity of a lifetime, and neither he nor I can properly express the gratitude we feel towards them."
When Adam first told me about being “spotted” at the college national final game in Doncaster, back in 2008, I was, to say the least, a little sceptical. He told me he had been given an opportunity of a scholarship to go to University in America and play football!
Any doubts I may have had quickly turned to excitement and anticipation, however, when we had our first meeting with Barry Poole. explained about the PASS4Soccer programme, and the options that would be available to Adam.
From the start, it was obvious that PASS4Soccer were a professional organisation that only had the best interest of their players at heart. They were clear in their explanations of the process Adam would go through, what his commitment would be, what expense would be involved and what percentage of scholarship we might expect Adam to be awarded.
Through their intervention, Adam was offered several choices of University and, after due consideration, he opted for High Point University in North Carolina, where he was awarded a full scholarship.
High Point has recently been described as ‘the most unbelievable university in the USA’. The place was (and is) incredible, and Adam lived the dream there for four years playing for the Panthers in NCAA Division I, the highest level in College sports.
He got to play against some of the best players and schools in the country. Adam graduated in 2014. PASS4Soccer gave Adam the opportunity of a lifetime, and neither he nor I can properly express the gratitude we feel towards them.