Josh Bexon from Folkestone in Kent has been signed on a 2 year contract by Division 2 side Southend United.
The 17 year old has been a Just4keepers student since he was 9 years old and has already played for Southend’s U21 side this season after impressing in U18 matches.
Local Coach Andy Woodcock said “During my 15 years of coaching locally we have worked with a huge amount of keepers now, but Josh stood out from the very start. We don’t promise anything but the best coaching at J4k as I know just how hard it is to get the opportunities to make it in the Pro game. Josh had played for local sides like Folkestone Invicta, Ramsgate and Maidstone all the way up until U16 and was never in a Centre of Excellence, but I knew out of all the keepers we coach every week, this lad had a great chance of going all the way.”
He was only selected for a trial about 6 months ago and in July 2014 moved to Southend to start his full time training with his new team.
Here he is training and also in the 1st team photo (4 places to the right of current manager Phil Brown)