Central defender Josh, a second year scholar with the Football Industry College Lowestoft Programme, has signed his first professional contract after impressing academy bosses while on trial at Middlesbrough, participating in both U18 and U23 games and scoring a last minute winner on his debut.
Assistant Director of Education and Lowestoft Town Assistant Manager Andy Reynold said.
“Everyone is delighted for Josh and we’re all over the moon. This contract for him represents an opportunity to ensure he has a good long career as a professional footballer and we wish him well. We hope he can make a real success of it. As a football club, and for our area, it is great to see that if you are as committed as someone like Josh in terms of what he has put into coming into the academy, being Thetford-based and getting into Lowestoft every day, training and the sacrifices he has made to ultimately achieve this then I think everyone would have to say he has definitely paid some dues along the way. He knows he has to show as much commitment as he has done to us, to his new club and to his career and if he can do that then there is no doubts that he has an unbelievable platform to be successful.”
While studying towards his Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science with our post 16 football education programme, Josh was an elite squad player commanding the central defensive position, which saw him break into the senior first team squad with Lowestoft Town FC at the age of seventeen.
Everyone at the Football Industry College would like to congratulate Josh on this fantastic achievement and wish him all the very best for the future when he joins up with the academy set up from July.
We cannot wait to follow your progress Josh!