19 year old Jamie Jellis has signed his first professional contract with Stevenage Football Club…
Jellis has played on-loan for both Aylesbury United and Hitchin Town this season, where the midfielder made a big impact at both clubs.
The Second Year Scholar becomes the latest Academy player to progress through the youth system and into First Team consideration.
Academy Manager Robbie O’Keefe said, “Everyone at the Academy is delighted for Jamie. When people say that ‘no two journeys are the same’, Jamie’s journey really underpins this.
“He came to us late as a First Year Scholar and had to move away from home at 16. He really struggled with this in the early months, was side-lined with numerous niggling injuries and then suffered a broken leg.
“Throughout all this what we saw at the Academy was a lad who grew mentally and came on leaps and bounds physically. He had fantastic parental support and improved both technically and tactically.
“His early loan into non-league football was a real success and his performances with the youth team in games and training has solidified and underpinned all that development. We are delighted that this has been seen at First Team level.”
The Club would like to congratulate Jamie on reaching this important milestone in his career.