AN EX-Barton Peveril student has been nominated for "Rookie of the Year" after playing football at an American college.

Former student, Ken Pryde was nominated for the Male Rookie of the Year 2020 award after a successful first season playing football for The College of St. Scholastica in Minnesota, USA.

While at the Eastleigh-based college, he played football regularly for both the Barton Peveril Football Team and the Hampshire Schools' Football Association Team.

After achieving top grades at Barton Peveril in 2019, Ken earned a scholarship at the American college, studying Mathematics, where he has continued his successful extracurricular endeavours.

Speaking on the success of his former student, Barton Peveril Teacher of Physical Education and Football Coach, Simon Woodley, said: “We are very proud to hear that Ken has settled into his new team so well, continuing his form for college into university.

“While Ken was at Barton Peveril he was an ever-present for the Elite Football Team, playing every minute of every game throughout his two years at college. It’s fantastic to see him doing so well while studying abroad. We wish him all the best.”