FOUR footballers from Bootham School have been selected to play for North Yorkshire at Under-18s level.

Louis Otterburn, Harry Loseby, Elliot Chan and Charlie Longbottom were all chosen after impressing in a county-wide trial to earn a spot in the squad.

The quartet played their first game for North Yorkshire U18s against a York City youth team last weekend.

Chan bagged a hat-trick in the 5-4 victory for the North Yorkshire team.

The boys will be involved in various other representative games against neighbouring counties in the near future.

Director of Sport Andy Bell expressed his pride in having such representation from the school in the squad.

He said: “We are delighted for the boys. They have all been at Bootham since year 7 and have worked extremely hard at their football with help and support from our football coach George Trifan.

“We are a relatively small school and to have four players involved at this level is fantastic.

“We wish the boys and the team well in the forthcoming games.”