|Date of Birth:|
|Place of birth:|
Southend On Sea
Chelmsford Town FC
|2018-19 (on loan)|
|2019 (on loan)|
Welling United FC
Hi, My name is Jack Barham I am from a town called Rayleigh in Essex. I’m 23 and I live at home with my mum dad and brother.
How important is football for you?
Football is very important for me, it gives me a platform to express myself and grow in confidence. It is what I’ve wanted to do my whole life and to be given the opportunity to play football full time, it’s what I’ve always dreamed of.
Who are the most important people within football environment?
The most important people in the football environment to me are my Dad because he’ll support me throughout every decision I make and support me day in day out. Family is massive to me as I have a very tight nit family so we all support each other throughout every outcome.
Your career began in the youth as a right back at Chelmsford City FC. But a move to Heybridge Swifts brought you a change of position and you found yourself as a forward. How did you experienced the move from club and position?
I began my senior career at Chelmsford City where I signed my first contract and then I went on loan to Heybridge Swifts where I was right back but after a few games there I was converted to a striker by Jody Brown and on my first game I managed to score a hattrick against Cray Wanderers and that was when I never looked back.
After your period at Heybridge Swifts, you have played football at several football clubs. At which club did you learned the most? And why?
I think as a youngster I moved around way to much and looking back now I wish I just stayed at 1/2 clubs but on my journey I have met so many people and if I didn’t do that I wouldn’t have been where I am today. The manager I learned the most off of was Gary Alexander at Greenwich Borough because he done extra session with me and because he was a striker himself he taught me a lot!
Jack, you became a Barnet player in June 2018. How were you welcomed at Barnet FC? Explain your answer.
I was welcomed nicely when I first joined Barnet it took me a good few months to settle in because of the standard was much higher but all the lads are good which is a bonus plus all the fans have been good to me!
You have played in different competitions and you have scored some nice goals. What was your best/most important goal?
I’d say the best goal I scored was my first professional goal against Dagenham and Redbridge when I hit the volley from the edge of the box and that was to get us all 3pts and a 2-1 victory.
What are your personal goals this season?
My personal goals this season are to get 25+ starts and between 15/20 goals I think that is reasonable.
What’s your ultimate dream?
And if I achieve them targets I hope I’ll be heading to the football league. Which is my dream.