Talented Academy youngster signs for the first team

Yesterday 16 year old goalkeeper Jacob Fawcett signed his first professional football contract with the Avenue. Fawcett whom has been training with the first team for a couple of years has impressed in pre-season, so much so, that manager Mark Bower has moved to sign Fawcett and make him available for todays FA Cup and the upcoming National League North season.

The club are delighted that we have signed another player from our academy as this demonstrates our belief in the fundamentals we are putting in place and that there is a clear path to the first team for student athletes with the talent and dedication needed to be successful in the professional game.

Jacob Fawcett –

I’m very grateful to the club for signing me at such a young age. I started training with the 1st team at 14 and want to thank Mark and Danny for giving me this opportunity to train and develop over the last couple of years. I’m excited to see where my future will go with BPA’

Thomas McStravick – Academy Manager

‘I’m delighted for Jacob and his family who put so much time and effort into supporting him on his footballing journey. Jacob is a hard working and polite young man who has got plenty of talent. Like every young player he still has lots to learn and improve on, but we will help him and do all we possibly can to help him achieve his potential’

Mark Bower – Manager

‘Jacob has trained with us over the last couple of years working with the senior goalkeepers. He is highly talented young player and we are delighted that he sees his future at the club. His attitude and work ethic have really impressed us and he is surrounded by a supportive family who have guided him well’

Jacob has made the match day squad for todays live streamed FA Cup tie against Spennymoor town, why not tune in to watch.