Jack never came through any academies but at the age of 14 stepped into men's football and continued to move his way from step 7 up tp step 4, playing for a number of teams around Nottingham and even in Birmingham.
Jack's real passion was coaching, and this came when he went off to Texas to coach for the summer but loved it so much and did a good job that a club offered him to stay and coach for them. For 3 years Jack got the opportunity to coach all different age groups and both boys and girls.
After three years Jack moved back to England, where he wanted to continue coaching but wanted to help others. Jack set up his own business called footballing chance who went into youth secure units all over the UK to use football as a tool to help the young people have a better outlook on life and give them a chance to go down the right path.
After 4 years of footballing chance Jack decided to stop and close the business down as he got an opportunity coach at an academy out in northern California. Jack was very successful out there with his teams winning many tournaments and league titles and state championships.
During this time Jack wanted to better his knowledge so took part in Coaching badges and ran coach education courses for other coaches.
3 years of being out in California Jack return to England, where he completed his UEFA B and took on a new role at Notts County Academy. This is where Jack met Lee.
After a conversation and Jack sharing the same passion to helping young people through sports, he took a role mentoring in 5 different schools
“It was a no brainier for me coming in to work in the mentoring programme! I love the work that Lee and the other mentors are doing and was excited to be part of the team. I’m so passionate about helping young people and helping them achieve their full potential.”
Jack is qualified as a UEFA B Coach