Congratulations to Jack Martin, who recently secured a soccer scholarship to Lenoir Rhyne University, North Carolina. We caught up with Jack to reflect on his time with FirstPoint USA and his hopes for the future…
1. Can you tell us a little bit about your sporting background?
I have played football all my life and have represented various teams throughout my childhood and also had a keen interest in swimming, athletics and rugby. Once I turned 16 and started sixth form at my school i signed for Burnham FC youth team in my first year of under 18′s football and then in my second year signed with Maidenhead United youth team where we had a very succesful youth team who did very well, in this season I was chosen to represent Berkshire & Buckinghamshire under 18′s and we won the south and west counties championship, I also captained my school’s first XI in this season. I then Left school and started university, whilst there I began playing men’s football for Uxbridge FC and Chalfont St. Peter FC, I was part of two succesful teams at these clubs winning a league with Uxbridge whilst playing for the reserves. In my second year at university started playing for the University Team and in my last year was chosen to captain a team, whilst at University I was also chosen to represent Middlesex FA men’s representative side and have played against the army and London Amateur FA among other teams.
FirstPoint USA would like to thank Jack for taking the time to answer these questions, and wish him the best of luck in his future with soccer!
Do you think you have what it takes to secure a scholarship to study & play in the USA, just like Jack? Apply now for your assessment!