Having spent eight years at Birmingham City Football Club Academy and on the verge of being a professional footballer, Jack was caught in an unprovoked assault that left him with a serious brain injury and mild cerebral palsy in his limbs. Forced to retire from professional football due to the assault in March 2009 Jack struggled to see a purpose to life.

Yet after years of extensive rehabilitation, a remarkable recovery has led him to Jack captaining the England Cerebral Palsy football team. It’s a second chance at a sporting career and he uses this astounding story of resilience to inspire young people and help raise their aspirations.

Career highlight performances such as playing at the 2014 European Championships and 2015 World Championships, paved the way for Jack to lead the Great Britain CP football team as captain at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.

Giving Back

Alongside his sporting commitments Jack supports a number of the Trust’s programmes, mentoring and delivering sessions on AQA Unlocking Potential, National Citizen Service and our flagship programme Get On Track. He also devotes time to coaching football initiatives across his home county of Gloucestershire.

Competitive record

Rio Paralympic Games

World Championships 2015 (5th)

European Championships 2014 (5th)

Intercontinental Cup 2013 (9th)