The signatures keep flowing at Newark Football Club as the latest new capture for the Highwaymen’s non-league ladder hike is local boy Jack Burkitt who signs from Boston United.
Teenager Burkitt has been making headlines for other reasons in recent weeks after raising over £8,000 for the NHS following a record breaking 31 half marathons in 31 days during May but the exiting young prospect who is currently on the books of Bradford City joins Newark as part of the Bantams 2 year scholarship with a mind to continue his development further whilst playing at a competitive level in the Midland Football League.
Burkitt is captain of the Nottinghamshire Elite County Squad and will continue to feature for Bradford City and their U18 & U23 squads whilst hopefully featuring for Newark’s first team over the course of next season.
Another ‘JB’ putting pen to paper is Jack Beckett who signs with Newark for a third successive campaign having already played over 50 matches for the tangerines.
Beckett is a committed midfielder that has been influential over the last couple of seasons in the sides rise from the East Midlands Counties League to Midland League front runners and the club are delighted to capture the players signature for another season ahead.
Elsewhere and on the move is a former Newark Flowserve player in Steven Venables the Assistant Manager at NSL side Southwell City. Venables has left to join the Coaching Staff at Loughborough Dynamo in the Northern Premier League and has been replaced by Dean Carpenter who is very much a local legend having played for Southwell for over twenty years. Carpenter will join forces with current club boss Jonny Upton as the club look to push themselves back up the league ladder with huge ambitions next season and beyond.
*Main image @bostonunited Burkitt joins Newark after a spell at National North Boston United.