Joe stars in land of Stars and Stripes

JOSEPH Beecroft's footballing career is continuing to go well in the USA.His Martin Methodist College team - the Red Hawks - based in Pulaski, Tennessee qualified for the Trans-South Athletic Conference finals and won the championship beating last year's national champions and number one seed.

Elvin King

JOSEPH Beecroft's footballing career is continuing to go well in the USA.

His Martin Methodist College team - the Red Hawks - based in Pulaski, Tennessee qualified for the Trans-South Athletic Conference finals and won the championship beating last year's national champions and number one seed.

This meant the Hawks travelled to Mississippi to take part in a further preliminary qualification match against William Carey College.


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They came away worthy winners and now travel to California next week to play in the USA National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic finals.

This is the first time in his College's history to reach any finals such as the NAIA.

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Central defender Joseph, who played for Whitton United at youth level, was named in the Trans-South Athletic Conference select team.

Joseph's family live in Creeting St Mary and he went to King Edward V1 School, Bury St Edmunds and represented Suffolk at schools and youth level.

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