A downside to success in football is that it makes others sit up and take notice, and we are saddened but also proud to report that Jack Edwards has made what he has described as a ‘gut wrenching decision’ to move into the National League with our near neighbours Solihull Moors.

The all action tough tackling midfielder, a huge favourite with the Brakes support, was always likely to attract some attention after his stunning long range goal against Cinderford Town went viral earlier in the season, but he has proved that it was not a one off by staging his own Goal of the Season competition, bagging further crackers against King’s Lynn Town and Slough Town, the latter helping us into the Play Off Final and ultimately promotion.

Jack’s career has been one of steady progression, working his way up from Studley to Coventry Sphinx and then Barwell, before Paul Holleran snapped him up in 2014. He gained precious experience in our second season in the Conference North, despite suffering relegation, and has been a key figure over the past couple of seasons in the Southern League Premier Division. His passion and exuberance has earned him a few red cards along the way, but he has learnt from his mistakes and has improved season on season. His goals and driving force will certainly be missed in our midfield.

The manager was disappointed to be losing one of his star performers, but believes he has earned the chance of a crack at the top level of the Non League game, saying ‘There have been a few occasions in the past when I have stopped players from moving on, but Jack has worked really hard to move up from Step 6 football to where he is now, and as much as I didn’t want to lose him I felt that I couldn’t stand in his way. Jack has been fantastic for us over the last three seasons and will be missed, but he deserves this chance and I am sure he will grab it with both hands.’

It is fitting that Jack’s final touch of a ball as a Leamington player (for now!) was a telling one, as he calmly crashed home our fifth spot kick in the penalty shoot out against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux in the Birmingham Senior Cup. He will certainly be missed by all at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium, as will his parents, Jane and Mark, who have both been present at the majority of the 149 games Jack played for Leamington, and are well known to many Brakes fans.

The ‘Non League Beckham’ had a parting message for the Brakes faithful:

‘I would like to thank everyone involved with Leamington FC for their support over the last 3 seasons. It is where I have seen the majority of my career highlights culminating in promotion to the National League North.

Leamington has undoubtedly changed my career and hopefully I have left the slightest lasting impression on the club as well.

Special mention to the fans, volunteers, backroom staff and especially Paul Holleran and Martyn Naylor who instilled a huge amount of faith in me, giving me the belief to push my performances on.

I wish the club every success in the new league and with new ventures (the ground). Up the Brakes!!!’

We wish Jack every success at Solihull Moors, and thank him for the huge contribution he has made during his time with us, leaving us with some great memories.

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16 February

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16 February

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15 February

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10 February

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04 February

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22 January

Our Football festival returns for what promises to be the best yet with age groups ranging from U7 to U12 boys. Food and refreshments will be

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11 January

Paul Holleran has moved to cover the loss of the in form Colby Bishop for the season by bringing in highly rated young forward Daniel Udoh in

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09 January

The camps takes place on Monday 19th February – Friday 23rd February from 10am – 3pm at:

Leamington Football Club
The Phillips 66

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08 January

The club wishes to apologise to any fans last Saturday who arrived by car and were unable to see the game having been turned away due to

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04 January

Brakes home Vanarama National League North fixture v Gainsborough Trinity will now take place at The Phillips 66 Community Stadium on Tuesday

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01 January

 

Unfortunately the injury striker Colby Bishop suffered in our Boxing Day clash with Brackley Town is a serious one, and he is

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22 December

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15 December

The Vanarama National League has released details of the opportunity for ALL football fans to purchase Early Bird tickets for their Promotion

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11 December

We are delighted to announce that the next guest speaker in our series of Sportsmans Evenings will be former professional footballer and

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08 December

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27 November

Brakes will host Stourbridge of the Northern Premier League in the 1st Round of the Buildbase FA Trophy on Sat 16 December 2017

16 November

 

Our Birmingham Senior Cup Second Round tie against West Bromwich Albion at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium will be played on

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16 November

 

Joel Richards Memorial Cup Second Round
Phillips 66 Community Stadium
Wednesday 15th

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13 November

 

Brakes have been handed a home tie against fellow National League North side Curzon Ashton in the 3rd Qualifying Round of the

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03 November

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01 November

Paul Holleran has boosted his attacking options by completing the signing of pacey young winger Kaine Felix.

The 22-year-old was

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29 October

 

Our defence of the Birmingham Senior Cup begins with a visit from Premier League side West Bromwich Albion's youngsters in

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14 October

Paul Holleran has moved quickly to cover the potential unavailability of Tony Breeden for this afternoon's game against York City by signing

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10 October

 

Gary Ingram's Youth team continued their sparkling start to the season by progressing in the Joel Richards Memorial Cup

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02 October

All the neccessary paperwork has been completed for the club to be able to announce that loanee Kieran Dunbar has joined us on a permanent

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30 September

Keith Hancock updates on the Under 18's latest results: 

High flying Brakes demolished Nuneaton Griff at the Pingles Stadium to

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23 September

The club can confirm that Tom James has left to link up with Banbury United. Tom found his opportunities limited again in his third spell with

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09 September

Manager Paul Holleran has utilised his extensive contacts book to acquire the services of Colchester United Under 23 Captain Charley Edge on

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04 September

 

The club are delighted to confirm that all the necessary paperwork has been completed to enable to enable Jack
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