A FORMER St Day goalkeeper has said he's aspiring for higher levels after being signed up by an agency.

Clean sheet specialist Ben Whiting is flying high after being snapped up by Ignite Soccer Agency after a splendid season for Loughborough Students.

It is another indication of how much progress the goalkeeper, who does not turn 20 until next month, is making after breaking through at St Day in Cornwall.

Whiting chalked up 52 appearances across all competitions when the students won the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championship and reached the semi-final of the FA Vase.

In doing so he became the youngest regularly playing member of the already youthful students' side, who play in the United Counties League.

Whiting returned a clean sheet haul of 25 - also saving seven penalties across the year - and picked up four man of the match awards.


He said: "It was an easy decision to sign with Ignite, a team of people who are experts in their work.

"I hope this step will allow me to transition to the higher levels that I aspire to reach in the near future.

"I am now looking ahead to the new season in what is an important one for myself in terms of progress.

"Hopefully I can push on again to new heights, as I was able to do this year just gone."

The agency said: "We are delighted to welcome talented young goalkeeper Ben Whiting.

"Ben is No. 1 for Loughborough and has a massive future ahead of him.

"We are looking forward to working with Ben and his family moving forward."