RISING football star Joe Lolley has a chance to demonstrate his goal-scoring skills at international level at the World Summer University Games next month.

The 20-year-old, who is studying sports coaching at the University of Central Lancashire, is part of a 20-strong squad British Universities and Colleges squad flying out to compete in the Russian city of Kazan in July.

Lolley, who lives in Wychbold but grew up in Redditch until the age of 15, impressed coaches at trials in Warwick and certainly is no stranger to hogging the limelight.

The hitman, who has been tracked in the past by Southern League sides Redditch United and Stourbridge, has been prolific for Littleton in the Midland Combination, scoring 83 goals in 88 games.

He joined in the squad by Hereford United captain Luke Graham, who has recently extended his stay at the Conference Premier side.

Great Britain are coached by Kidderminster Harriers coach and academy boss Steve Guinan, who himself enjoyed a prolific goal-scoring career in the Football League, Ross Campbell and managed by James Ellis.

“Playing with the likes of Luke and the rest of the squad will only help me improve,” Lolley said.

“I play at the lowest level of football of everyone in the squad so I am hoping this experience will only help me.

“I feel I’ve already learned a lot from Steve Guinan, who knows a lot about scoring goals.”

GB play Malaysia, Algeria and Italy in their group stage.

The team will also be trying to improve on finishing runners-up in China in 2011, a spectacular run which saw them defeat Brazil in the semi-finals.

The squad flies out on Saturday, June 29 and will prepare in Moscow before jetting off to Kazan, where they will attend the opening ceremony in Ruben Kazan’s new stadium.

“It’s going to be an amazing experience,” said the former Kingsley College student, “I can’t wait for the action to begin.”