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Bolton Wanderers set to sign College starlet

Student Achievement Football Development Programme Academy of Sporting Excellence Sport Press Release

Wakefield College are pleased to announce that their football starlet, Jack Greenhough, has been offered professional terms by Championship side Bolton Wanderers.

Jack, 17, is currently in the second year of the BTEC Sport Performance & Excellence course based at the College’s Thornes Park Campus, and is captain of the College’s Football Development Programme.

Jack’s performances at the College attracted the attention of a number of leading clubs but it was Bolton Wanderers who won the race to sign him after they approached the College’s coaching team of Ronnie Glavin and Richard Hairyes and offered the youngster a trial. Jack went straight into the club’s under 18s team, coming up against the likes of Newcastle United and Manchester City and putting in a number of Man-of-the-Match performances.

The College’s professional coaches, led by UEFA A Licenced Coaches Ronnie Glavin and Richard Hairyes and the English Colleges FA Performances Scientist, Mark Helme, have supervised Jack’s rapid development into one of the brightest prospects in the region. He has already been picked for the England Colleges’ team where he came up against international teams including Australia, Wales and Scotland.

Commenting on Jack’s progress, Mark Helme said: “Jack’s progress can be attributed to his excellent attitude, enthusiasm, and commitment to improve under the stewardship of the College’s professional coaches. We are delighted by this exciting news and look forward to seeing Jack realise his ambitions.”

Bolton Wanderers are keen to further enhance their partnership with Wakefield College and invited the entire College squad to their training facility to play their international scholars team last week. The College have been invited back in the New Year and see the link as being productive for both organisations, and one which hopefully will see more Wakefield College players making their way into the professional ranks.


CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 11 December, 2013

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