Jack Higgins

Jack Higgins

Born 30 July 1991 (Age 17 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #312)

Total appearances 1

(1 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut: & Final game:

2 December 2008 (Home Long Buckby)

The Burnley born central defender and joined the Diamonds youth set up in July 2007 from Boston United, having previously been with Crewe Alexandra as an Under 16 player. After playing in several reserve team fixtures, Jack made his first team debut in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup Semi-final against Long Buckby on 2nd December 2008. Injury prevented any chance of further first team appearances, although he went on a work experience loan to Daventry Town of the UCL Premier Division in February 2009, and Billericay Town of the Isthmian League Premier in March 2009, returning to play in the final of the Midland Youth Cup at Port Vale.


He was chosen as the Diamonds Young Player of the Season for 2008-09, and his performances were rewarded when he was offered a pro deal to keep him at the Diamonds once his scholarship was complete. This deal was signed shortly before the start of the 2009/10 season and he was allocated the squad number 22.

Jack went out on a season long loan with Hemel Hempstead Town at the beginning of the 2009/10 season, in order to gain match experience. After returning back early from that loan however, he was released by the club in December 2009. He decided to continued with his studies in the Lancashire area and joined Northern Premier (Unibond) League Division One North side Rossendale United before the demise of the club in the summer of 2011. Jack joined NPL Division One North side Clitheroe for the 2012/2013 season, where he was appointed club captain. On 25 October 2013, Jack joined NPL Premier side Ashton United. From there he moved to Stalybridge Celtic in 2015 before moving to full-time football with York City in the National League in the 2016/17 season. He then became the Head of Education with the Burnley Academy in Summer 2017, before taking a role as the Head of the Fleetwood Town Academy in 2020.






Long Buckby (H)



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