Norwich and Lowestoft scholars Owen Lane and Josh Harvey who have impressed for both the Lowestoft Town U19 performance squad and senior first team this season, have recently been rewarded with the opportunity to showcase their talent with Ipswich Town Academy.
Both scholars recently spent two days training after a great first season with our post sixteen football education programme.
Owen who is based at our Norwich programme that runs from the fantastic Football Development Centre (The FDC) has had a fantastic first year both on and off the pitch. Having earned the ‘Student of the Term’ accolade for his high standard of work as he studies towards a Level Three Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science, his performances on the pitch have been nothing but exceptional. Owen has commanded a midfield position in the Lowestoft Town ‘Performance’ squad competing in the FA Youth Cup and the U19 National Alliance League.
Owen’s performances have also caught the eye of Lowestoft Town First Team Manager Jamie Godbold who has selected Owen in matchday squads throughout the season and making first team appearances.
Josh Harvey has also had a fantastic first year with the Football Industry College programme in partnership with Lowestoft Town FC.
Just like Owen, Josh has been an invaluable part of Performance squad scoring crucial goals in the FA Youth Cup and u19 National Alliance League giving the Lowestoft scholars their highest league finish despite being unable to complete all their games due to postponements.
However, it is Josh appearances for the Lowestoft Town First team at the age of sixteen that has really impressed first team manager Jamie Godbold and Football Industry College head coach Danny Crow.
Josh and Owen have had a hugely successful season both on and of the pitch with the Football Industry College. Both have been regularly playing at step 3 level, which at the age of sixteen is a brilliant achievement. Both lads are so willing to learn, and it is an absolute pleasure to coach them, and their development has been fantastic this season. The experience of semi-professional football that Lowestoft Town F.C have offered them has only inspired them to become better players and the opportunity to train with Ipswich Town Academy is nothing more than they deserve.DANNY CROW – FOOTBALL INDUSTRY COLLEGE HEAD COACH
Congratulations to both Josh and Owen and we look forward to seeing what next season on the pitch brings!