Luton Town FC signs Bedford Modern School student
He'll be paid £130 a week initially but hopes to be offered a professional contract
Bedford Modern School student Jake Burger has been offered a two-year contract deal with Luton Town FC, beginning in June.
During the next two seasons, the Year 11 pupil will play in the U18 Youth Alliance League, South East Conference as well as compete in the Youth Alliance Cup and the FA Youth Cup tournaments.
The contract will offer the talented footballer the opportunity to play against some of the best players in the country at his level and at some of the best stadiums in the region.
He will be paid a wage of around £130 a week initially but hopes to be offered a full professional contract at the end of the two years, giving him the opportunity to break into the first team at Luton Town FC or move out on loan to get first team experience at a high level.
Jake said: “I am really pleased to be offered this contract. I know I am in a privileged position and I have worked hard for this since I was nine years old.
"To get to the next stage will be tough but it is a great opportunity for me to build a pathway into a career in football.”
Head of football at Bedford Modern School, Mr Park, said: “Jake is a committed and determined player both on and off the pitch always striving to better himself, so it is no surprise that he has gained his scholarship at Luton and I am very happy for him.
"I wish Jake all the very best on a tough, but an amazing journey towards a professional football career.”