Hughes Reveals His Schoolboy Sporting Dilemma

Hughes Reveals His Schoolboy Sporting Dilemma

Watford midfielder Will Hughes has revealed he came close to passing up a career in football altogether in favour of tennis. The ex-Derby County star specialised in both football and tennis during his time at Repton School, a co-educational independent school for boarding and day pupils in Derbyshire.

He told Watford’s website: “Sport was taken really seriously, it was a good standard.
“I contemplated staying for sixth form because the sport was so strong. They have got internationals across all different sports.

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“I was okay at lots of sports but good at racket sports.
“I played a lot of tennis when I was younger. Until I was 12-13 I was going on a similar path with tennis to what I was with football.

“I really enjoyed it and I was playing both at the same level and I had to make a choice. Thankfully, I chose football.”

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