Sporting Chance USA is delighted to welcome 17 year old Jacob Newdick to its Fall 2023 Men’s Soccer programme. Jacob is currently playing soccer for the Swindon Town FC Football in the Community programme and for Swindon Supermarine u18s. For a young player Jacob has a good understanding of both defensive positional play and when to attack when playing the wing back role. He has both natural pace and excellent on the ball technique. His passing ability both short and long range is also of a high quality. As a defender, Jacob can be relied upon to be a strong but clean ball winner and is not prone to making rash challenges. He is quick to close down an opponent and as a wide defender realises his priority is to stop the cross into the box.
Jacob began his soccer career playing for Swindon Supermarine juniors in 2012 and remained there until 2015. During that time he was selected to represent Swindon Schoolboys in 2015 & 2016. He then had spells playing for both Ashton Keynes FC and Lydiard Youth, in The North Wiltshire League Division 1. In 2016 Jacob moved on to join Cirencester Town FC in the JPL (Junior Premier League), winning the Manager’s Player of the Year on two occasions. He remained at Cirencester until 2021 when he returned to Swindon Supermarine to join their u18s squad, where he remains there up to the present day.
Academically Jacob is a strong and studious student. He has a good set of GCSE qualifications and he is currently studying for both A-Level CTEC qualifications at The Commonweal School in Swindon. When he moves to a US College in Fall 2023 Jacob will be looking to study a Sport related Major.