Aberystwyth Town FC are delighted to announce that Academy Product Jack Rimmer is joining the First Team Squad for 2015/16.
Jack is a Sixth Former at Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig and has an impeccable sporting background, having been invited to join Liverpool's Academy at age 10, Birmingham City's Academy at 11, and having trials at Stoke City at 14. He started playing for Padarn United before joining the very successful Aber United team, winning the Ian Rush Super Cup Under 11 age group in 2009, and finishing as runners up in 2010. Jack represented Central Wales in the Cymru Cup of 2013 and the Welsh National/Regional Development Squads in 2012 and 2013. He has also played for Penweddig and Ceredigion Schools throughout his School Years, and played for Central Wales Boys 2014 and again in 2015 where Jack captained the side.
Jack, a Centre Back or Midfielder by trade, has been with Bow Street since 2011 but importantly has also been part of Aberystwyth Town's Academy sides from the Under 12 Age Group onwards and was in the side that reached the Welsh Final in 2012.
He is also an accomplished golfer, as part of the Dyfed team that won Welsh schools championship 2014, and has represented Ceredigion Schools Athletics Squads several times in the 100m and 400m sprints.
Club Chairman Tony Bates said: "As a Club we are delighted to have signed Jack up on Contract. We are keen to retain a local cadre of Players in our First Team Squad, and this signing shows that our renowned Academy Structure is doing a superb job developing young talent, and providing a pathway for promising Footballers like Jack to access the Welsh Premier League."
Manager Ian Hughes added: 'It's been great to promote Jack to the First Team squad, he took part in numerous training sessions last season and impressed us every time. Having said that it's now the hard work starts with the challenge to first compete then cement his place in the first team.
In recent years we have seen many youngsters make their debuts. Alex Samuel has recently signed an extension to his professional contract with Swansea City and of course Tom Bradshaw has continued to create a good reputation in the Football League. Dafydd Carruthers and Liam Jacques both played last season for the Welsh Academies Squad and without Aberystwyth Town they wouldn't have been able to do this, so I'm sure they appreciate the importance of the Club in their development. Any aspiring young player should seriously consider us as their best option in developing their career."