Barnsley Football Club is delighted to announce Academy goalkeeper Jack Walton has signed a professional contract at Oakwell.
Having made tremendous progress throughout his scholarship, the 17-year-old today penned his first professional deal which runs until the summer of 2018.
A tall, athletic shot-stopper, Walton was over the moon to pen his first contract with the Reds.
Jack presented with the Academy Player of the Year 14/15 from Chief Executive, Ben Mansford.
“It’s been a dream of mine since I was a little boy,” said Walton. “For it to come true at such an early age is overwhelming.
“It’s the beginning now and I’ll start working hard to push on and get to the first-team.”
Reds Head Coach Lee Johnson added, “He’s really talented, athletic, committed and a lovely boy. He’s very grounded and comes from a good family.
“He’s keen to play for the Club. They’re the type of players we want."