Spike joined Kindergarten in 2006 and left after completing Class VIII in 2017. Here he tells us what he's been up to since and reflects on his time at St Paul's.
From the age of 14 I had been in and around pro football academies through many trials and matches. When lockdown hit, all this stopped and I signed for a National League team called Woking F.C. which was a great experience. I was signed there for 2 years, with trials in between that time for pro teams such as Reading F.C. whom I played with against the likes of Chelsea (twice) and Leicester City. I left Woking at the end of last season and have now joined National League side Dorking Wanderers F.C., where I featured the whole of the pre-season with the first team, playing lower league teams all the way to playing against Chelsea U21’s.
I continue to train with the first team every week, and play matches with and captain the Reserves team. St Paul's felt like a home, a place where I could be completely comfortable to want to learn and express myself. I truly believe it was my time at St. Paul’s that moulded me into the person I am today.