One of the most promising players from Solomon Islands, Alden Suri is beginning to show his talent abroad playing for Scots College from New Zealand as the 16-year-old left winger led his side to clinch Trevor Rigbsy Cup 2020 earlier this week.
Suri scored one goal and delivered an assist in Scots’ 3-2 win over St Patrick’s College in the tournament’s final. He was one of the top scorers of the tournament with ten goals but he received the Silver Boot Award because he delivered four assists – one less than the Golden Boot winner.
Alden is in New Zealand on a scholarship so he divides his time between studying and training. Scots College is a traditional college in football as they hold a partnership with Wellington Phoenix Academy – one of the most important football academies from Oceania.
He also got good news for his future as Scots college decided to extend his scholarship for two more years which means that he is going to have more time to develop as a footballer and person in New Zealand: “Apart from playing soccer, my education is mostly equally important. If I can perform well in football I also want to prove myself academically. I also believe that elite footballers have a wealthy education background which completes a player,” said Suri to Sun Sport.
The young midfielder is son of legendary Batram Suri – one of the Solomon Islands’ greatest footballers ever. Alden also represented his country at FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Brazil last year. Oceania Football Center congratulate him for this accomplishment.