A TALENTED sportsman is making his name in football.

Jack Rossi, 18, has become one of the recent additions to Kendal Town and was part of the club’s latest win against Caton United.

His performance on the field was praised by new manager Chris Humphrey.

Rossi began playing for Kendal last season at the age of 17, while also being part of Dover Athletics in the same time period.

While being capable in a variety of positions, the Canterbury born player currently excels in the number ten position.

Often travelling to and from Dover to attend games and training at Kendal, Rossi has become a big part of the team and his attitude towards the sport has been noted.

He has previously played with Penrith academy, and at a young age he played for Swindon Town and was scouted for Reading's development squad.

Whilst at Penrith, he was part of the side which won the Westmorland Division three, and after their promotion he was able to play in Division two.

Jack’s father, and vice chairman at Kendal Town, Jay Rossi described how proud he was of his son’s accomplishments and his progression in the sport.

Jay said: “It’s been a real dream for him all through his life. I’m so proud of everything he’s doing and all the work he’s putting in.

“Chris is very happy with him and he is settling in really well with Kendal Town.

“He’s had his talents noticed since he was nine years old.

"He’s done a hell of a lot from a young age.

“I’m sometimes worried he was going to burn himself out, but he just keeps on going. He’s a little machine. He just lives for this game.

“He won the Cumberland County Cup in 2016, 17 and 18. He’s even been in some of the county teams that I’ve been in.

“Only difference is he’s a hell of a better player than I was. It’s his intelligence and his brain, he can read the game like you wouldn’t believe.”

Jack is also friends with Tomas Sanchez and Luke Camacho, who have also just been signed onto the Kendal squad.

In April 2019, Jack was noted for his performance Division Three with Penrith Academy against Kirkoswald Reserves in a 4-0 victory, where he scored twice.

Whilst Jack will continue to play with Dover Academy, he will be continuing with Kendal Town in their upcoming pre-season matches, and has another game scheduled later this week. He is expected to continue training with Dover in two weeks’ time.

Jay added: “It’s been a journey since he was five, and here we are.”