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Blue kid on the block – Jake Weaver

Posted: Wed 16 Oct 2013
Author: bcfc.com

Jake Weaver

The latest Blues Academy product in the spotlight is goalkeeper Jake Weaver

Name: Jake Weaver
Date of birth: 08/05/97
Position: Goalkeeper

What school did you go to? Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull.
What was the first team you played for and were they any good? Phoenix Rangers and yes!
Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it? Yes. Weavs, Boris or Casper.
How were you spotted by Blues? By scouts.
How long have you been at the club? Six years.
Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? Andy Mulliner (the goalkeeping coach).
What are your strengths as a player? My distribution.
If you could improve one part of your game what would it be? Crosses.
What would be a successful 12 months for you now? Pushing for a pro-contract.
How much interaction do you have with the first team? Occasional.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Work hard.
What boots do you wear? Adidas Adipure
Are you any good at any other sports? Yes, cricket, badminton and golf.
What other non-footballing sportsman do you most admire? Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor
Tell us something about you we wouldn’t know? I can throw some shapes on the dancefloor!
What is your favourite pre-match meal? Weetabix.
Who is the most skilful player you have played with? Reece Brown.
Who are your best friends in football? The first year scholars and the goalkeepers’ union.
Do you use Twitter? If so, what is your Twitter name? Yes, it’s @jacobweaver97.
Which team did you support as boy? Birmingham City.
What is the best goal you have ever scored? Penalties for my school team.
Who do you think is the best footballer in your position? Manuel Neuer (of Bayern Munich).
What is the most memorable match you have played in? Tudor Grange School Final in 2010.
Describe yourself in three words? Dedicated, polite and pale.

Academy team-mates
Best trainer? Josh Cogley.
Quickest? George O’Neill.
Best banter? Kieran Dunbar or Callum Preston.
Hard man? Reece Webb.
Biggest joker? Callum Preston.
Most skilful? Reece Brown.
Worst haircut? Dom Bernard.
Best dressed? Charlie Copper.
Biggest moaner? Charlie Cooper.
Future manager? Connal Trueman.