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A-LEVELS: Football career off, tertiery education on
10:30am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
A Blackbird Leys teenager who abandoned a possible career in football to go back to school is on his way to university.
Dale Ghanem, 19, left the Reading Football Club Academy to return to the sixth form at St Gregory the Great School.
He picked up an A* and three Cs and will now study international business and globalisation at De Montfort University.
He said: “It doesn’t feel real. Back when I was playing for Reading I had no intention of going to university, but once I left I used my sport mentality and dedication to achieve the grades I needed.”
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