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Brighton and England defender Lewis Dunk to speak with Stratford Town Academy students




BRIGHTON & Hove Albion captain and England international Lewis Dunk will be speaking about his experiences as a professional footballer to the Stratford Town Academy later this week.

Lewis Dunk, top left, pictured in 2011 with Stratford Town Academy manager Ryan Simmonds, bottom left.
Lewis Dunk, top left, pictured in 2011 with Stratford Town Academy manager Ryan Simmonds, bottom left.

The academy students will get to put their questions to the 29-year-old centre-back over Zoom on Friday.

Dunk said: “I’m looking forward to sharing experiences of being a professional for over ten years now with the Stratford Town Academy.”

Academy manager Ryan Simmonds added: “I am delighted that Lewis has agreed to share his experiences and give the lads an insight into what it takes to become professional and stay at the top for so long.

“This will be a great opportunity for the academy lads to ask questions and have a chat to a leading Premier League and international centre-half, and more importantly, a great guy and father to his kids.”

Dunk is Brighton through and through, having started his career with the Seagulls in 2010 and has since gone on to make 300 appearances for his hometown side in all competitions.

He also had a short loan spell at Bristol City in 2013 where he made two appearances before suffering a knee injury.

Dunk also has one England cap, making his debut in a 3-0 win over the United States at Wembley on 15th November 2018.

His appearance made him just the fourth senior Brighton player to receive a senior England cap.



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