We are delighted to announce that Lowestoft Town F.C scholar Jack Atkinson has been awarded both ‘Scholar of the Year’ and ‘Performance Player of the Year’ at the clubs recent end of season presentation evening.
First year scholar Jack has made an impressive start with the Football Industry College collecting both awards for his academic and athletic performances on and off the pitch with our Lowestoft programme in partnership with Lowestoft Town F.C.
Academically, Jack has impressed within his education, consistently delivering a high standard of work as he studies towards a Level Three Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science which can provide pathways onto higher education, overseas scholarships and apprenticeships.
Within the colleges enrichment programme, Jack has been a valuable member of the community coaching team delivering a range of fun football and player development coaching sessions to young children or various levels and abilities.
On the pitch he has excelled as part of the Lowestoft Town Performance Squad who competed in the FA Youth Cup and also the competitive U19 National Alliance League, where the team finished in their highest position for many years despite having games in hand to play due to postponements.
His impressive and consistent performances has led Jack to being ever present in centre of defence for the performance squad which he has had some strong players to compete against. And these displays have caught the attention of first team manager Jamie Godbold who has included Jack in matchday squads during the season.
And he has a cracking right foot which has unleashed a couple of fantastic long range finishes throughout the season which also earned him the goal of the month title in October 2021.
And outside of the college Jack has also recently been voted AFC Royals Players, Player of the season at the recent Kirkley & Pakefield F.C awards evening.
Jack has been an outstanding scholar since joining the programme in September 2021. He really is a true example of a model student looking to embrace all opportunities the Football Industry College provides. Whether that has been within his diploma education, our pathway enrichment programme or developing as a player with the performance squad, Jack has fully committed to his further education and player development and truly deserves both of these awards. To make such a statement in his first year is a credit to Jack and I cannot wait to see how he continues to thrive on and off the pitch next year and beyond his time with the college. Congratulation Jack.ANDY REYNOLDS – FOOTBALL INDUSTRY COLLEGE – HEAD OF PROGRAMME LOWESTOFT & NORWICH
Congratulations Jack on a great first year with the Football Industry College.