West Ham’s Henry Ochieng comes in for praise
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West Ham’s Henry Ochieng comes in for praise

West Ham’s Henry Ochieng comes in for praise

19 Dec 2012, 17:43

At just 13, Henry Ochieng is already considered as a great inspiration to his peers.

Henry, a torchbearer at the London Olympics in July, has been given a great mention by his teachers, coaches and parents for being able to balance his academics as well as sports where he excels in both in equal measure.

Plenty of options

At his tender age, Henry has already picked up close to 30 trophies – as stated in his portal named after him, in sporting activities that include Golf, Tennis, mini marathon, cricket and football.

Particularly, he has been tipped to become a great footballer as he matures given his immense interest and talent. He is currently at the junior ranks of Premier League side West Ham

-Football never pans out for many youngsters – they don’t always. He (Henry) has got plenty of options at the moment – I wouldn’t limit him to anything at this point in his life, said Marcus Shute, was a quote off a video on Henry by Deputy Head at Henry’s school St. Aubyns - where he is currently in his eighth grade.

Eight coaches

A Coach at West Ham – Mark Philips has stated that for Ochieng to have made it to the club, he had to be good.

-To join the club they had to be identified by scouts so he had to be of very high quality and ability – which he is

Henry, born to Sam and Perez Ochieng, has already featured for England U13 and is also a member of the Heroneans Cricket club in Chigwell.

Between football and cricket, he has eight Coaches whom he trains under week in week out. 

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