Nicholas Budd

September 12, 2001


About Athlete

As I begin the next chapter in my adult life, I am excited to attend college in the United States where I aim to excel in my academic studies and embrace the challenge of competitive college soccer.

I believe sport teaches us important life skills namely; discipline, teamwork and empathy. It is an excellent integrator of people teaching us to strive for success whilst learning from defeat.

In the coming years, I hope to carry forward these values into my working career and be an ambassador for my college.


A levels

Higher Grade Math 63% (C)

English 62% (C)

History 75% (B)

Biology 65% (C)

Geography 71% (B)

Life Orientation 78% (B)

SAT Total Score

School soccer

King Edward VII (KES) is recognised for its soccer success.

I have represented the First Team Soccer since 2017 as a 15-year-old

2018 – Winners of School regional tournaments

St Davids tournament

St Peters tournament 

Both were won on penalty shoot outs with Nic being selected to take a successful penalty in each.

Historical achievement as no school as ever won both of these major tournaments

Games in 2018

Norkem Park (1-1) (5-3 on penalties)-Final

Sutherland High (1-0)-Semi Final

The Glen (1-1) (5-4) on penalties)- Q Final

Jeppe Boys High (2-2)

Reddam High (7-0)

Grey College (2-0)-Final

St David’s College (2-0)- Semi Final 

Prestige College (3-0)- Q Final

St Peters College (4-0)

St Stithian’s College (1-1)

Season 2018:

Games: 28


Draw: 2

Lost 2



Currently in training for the soccer season at school (KES)

Club soccer / Specialized training at “Complete Footballer” (specialized training for selected players)


First team school soccer (KES)

Club soccer at Randburg Football Club U17 (a successful season)

School Wins

St David’s tournament

St Peter’s tournament 

This was a historical achievement as no school as ever won both of these major tournaments

Both tournaments were won on penalty shoot outs with Nicholas being selected to take a successful penalty in each.


First team school soccer (placed in top 5)

Indoor soccer league at Cedar Lakes


Under 14A (unbeaten in the season)


Under 13A (unbeaten in the season)

Awards, press

Full school colors 2018

High School Scholarship 

2018/19 – selected to play for Delta Park, specialized training

Additional sporting info

Nicholas has excelled in other sports: Cricket, Rugby and plays recreational Golf

What makes you different?

I am a composed person and player and I believe my position as a midfielder requires this skill, where I am able to analyze the game in motion and facilitate successful distribution.

Why do you want to compete in college?

I was fortunate to attend the University of Louisville soccer camp on 2 occasions. Experiencing the high level of coaching, training facilities and college competition inspired me to strive to be able to play college soccer.

I intend to advance my academic studies in college, and I am excited that this gives me the opportunity to play college soccer and take my soccer skills to a new level. Being a part of a college soccer team will be a huge honor.

College Goals?

My academic interests and strengths lie in both Business and Science studies where I aim to obtain a bachelor’s and master’s degree.

My short-term sporting goal in college is to be a player in the college squad. In the future, if opportunities arise, my soccer may become a career, but I realise that regardless of where my soccer goes, I will need a qualification as well.

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