“12 months ago a 16 year old child embarked in a series of trials for a scholarship place with St Ives Town FC, Now, six months into his scholarship, what was a lethargic and often rebellious individual has transformed into a focused, driven and responsible one. That child, my son, is now very much a young man equipping him self positively for adulthood both on and off the pitch. Thank you Jack and your team at St Ives town, so far, so very good!”
“My Son has really enjoyed the programme so far, his confidence has grown so much and he believes in himself, he looks forward to going and has become well focused on his football and the education side too, which has surprised me. He has definitely improved after such short time being on this Scholarship. I as a parent has seen him grow as a person, he is happy, always smiling and he enjoys football and I couldn’t wish for a better place for him to be doing his Scholarship at St. Ives Town. The Scholarship Manager liaises with the boys really well and treats them like adults and is always there for them and parents if there are any problems.”
“In all my dealings with Jack he has been very thorough and professional. He is an excellent coach who is continuously looking to improve both himself and his students as football players and people.”
Ben Smith – Former Arsenal, Yeovil, Hereford and Crawley & Current Brighton & Hove Albion Youth Team Coach.
“Jack is an exciting coach who is driven with a willingness to learn, with these qualities and his knowledge of the game he will be able to take the Football Education Programme a long way at St Ives Town F.C”
Rob Sinclair – Former Luton, Stevenage, Salisbury & Current Forest Green Midfield Player
“Jack is an ambitious forward thinking coach, his hard work and enthusiasm rubs off on those around him and creates a great work ethic within his teams. He gives every player the opportunity to improve and progress and I enjoyed my time working with him.”
Jim Stevenson – Former Histon, & Current Luton Town Midfield Player.
Grant Roberts – Former Sheffield United, Guiseley, Histon & Current Gainsborough Trinity Player
“Alongside Jack’s role with St Ives Town F.C. he overseas our non-league scouting network, aiming to unearth talent within the English Non-league pyramid that are able to make the step up to play in the Scottish Premier League.”
Gerry Britton – Partick Thistle Academy Manager