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Transfer | Jack Barham signs for Barnet FC

26 June 2018

Barnet Football Club secure the services of prolific goalscorer Jack Barham for the 2018/19 season on an two-year deal.

Barham joins the Bees on the back of a great season where he bagged 37 goals alongside 10 assists and finished as the top scorer in the Isthmian South Division.

The 22-year-old has attracted interest from throughout the football pyramid thanks to his performances in recent seasons. He started the 2017/18 campaign at Pheonix Sports and was scoring regularly. He joined Greenwich Borough in the autumn and he never looked back, finding the back of the net almost every weekend.

His career began in the youth system at Chelmsford City initially as a right back but a move to Heybridge Swifts also brought a change of position and he soon found himself upfront. In half a season at Heybridge he had already scored over 20 goals.

Barham then joined Tilbury before promotion chasing Thurrock came in for the striker and he scored 15 goals as the Fleet went up to the Isthmian Premier.

This will be his first venture into professional football and he's looking forward to making the step up.

"It's been a long season, but I've worked hard for this so I can't wait to get started!

"It's nice to get a deal over the line, I can now get my head down into full-time training and work really hard and hopefully do it at this level as well.

"My dream as a little boy was to have my name on the back of a shirt, so to now have that I can kick on and show the Barnet supporters what I can do."

The striker is certainly no stranger to manager John Still who is pleased to bring him to Barnet.

"I watched quite a bit of Jack last season and I've seen him around the circuit as he's grown up. He's always scored, he's very busy, very enthusiastic and this season he's come on quite a bit.

"Our scouting network picked him up and we really liked him. With me arriving here, it gave me an opportunity to bring him here.

"I think supporters will like him because he has got that non-stop action, he won't stop working and his record of scoring goals is very good. I hope we've found a young player here that will progress, go onto greater things and score lots of goals for us."

A full interview with Jack will be online shortly.

Welcome to Barnet, Jack!


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