After starting out with Brentford, Bransgrove was part of the successful
Colchester United youth team of 2014 that won the league and cup `double` and
appeared in the Youth Alliance Cup final as the under-18s beat Bradford City
4-2 at Valley Parade.
He made his U's first-team debut at the end of the 2015/16 season in the
2-1 defeat to Rochdale at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
He also appeared once for the U's this season in the Checkatrade Trophy
Group game against Southampton under-23s and has had loan spells with Bishop`s
Stortford, Maldon & Tiptree and Wealdstone.
His time with the U`s also included call-ups for Scotland under-18s and
But in December he decided that his future path lies outside of sport.
He said at the time: "It's something on my mind for a while, regarding
my future in football.
"I've been doing a part-time Business Management degree with the Open
University over the past eighteen months and it's been going better than
"I've really enjoyed it and I've always had a passion for the accountancy
side of business, so I think now is the right time to make that call.
"It's a big decision and I've thought about it long and hard with
family and friends but it feels right.
"I know that almost every boy would want to be a professional
footballer, but I've always been a footballer because I've been lucky enough to
have had that talent.
"Truthfully, I've not just felt that desire to play and that was a big
part of it as well. If I don't eat and sleep football, I won't get too much
further in game and that was the tipping point in the decision.
"I originally spoke to George Bankole and then Tony Humes and they
both made sure it was definitely the choice I wanted to make. The club have
been very supportive and I can't thank them enough".