Teenage Kicks: Bashir Humphreys
In the final part of our series looking at the upbringing of our Academy youngsters, defender Bashir Humphreys talks us through how he came to love football, his swimming days and playing for England.
He has always played sports with his hands growing up and spent the past few years in goal at an amateur club in the USA, while he has also been called up to USA Under-17 training camps. He signed his scholarship deal in July 2018 and made his debut in the Under-18 Premier League Cup away at Manchester United in December 2018.
After three outings for the Under-18s during the 2019/20 season, the keeper signed his first professional contract with Chelsea in the summer of that year which runs until 2021.
Wady spent time on loan at Tooting & Mitcham United in the second half of the 2018/19 season, featuring nine times for the Isthmian League side.