Oscar Kelly makes professional debut

QEGS pupil, Oscar Kelly became Rochdale’s third youngest ever debut during last week’s Emirates FA Cup tie at Bristol Rovers. 

He appeared as an 86th-minute substitute at the Memorial Stadium, at the age of 15 years, eight months and 29 days.  

Oscar has recently been part of Nothern Ireland Under-16s’ Victory Shield campaign, having also represented his country at Under-17 level. 

Oscar also won the LFE Goal of the Month award in April this year.  His goal against Fleetwood Town picked up 46% of the vote (4,881 votes). 

The Under-16 Academy player also won the 2021/22 Youth Team Goal of the Season.  

Head of Physical Education, Dr. Mark Butler said ‘We are extremely proud of Oscar. His sporting achievements at the age of 15 are phenomenal, he has a very exciting future ahead’