X-Factor Comes To Frickley

Jake Quickenden – hoping to have the X-Factor on the pitch

Last season, a reality show star signed for a non-league club, and it has now happened again. While Mark Wright’s move to Thurrock FC didn’t work out, Frickley Athletic will be hoping their TV personality will be more of a success on the pitch than on the screens!

X-Factor contestant Jake Quickenden, who has made it to the Judge’s Homes stage of ITV singing competition The X-Factor, has signed for the Northern Premier League side after being invited along to training by his friend, Athletic defender Tom Johnston. Twenty three year old Quickenden should be available for selection for this weekend’s FA Trophy match with North Ferriby United.

Frickley manager Karl Rose will be hoping the forward doesn’t do too well on the show, though, as that would mean losing him again!

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About James Bartaby

Hey, I'm James and I'm relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first match in September 2011. Despite it being a 0-4 defeat for Hampton & Richmond Borough, I became a huge fan of the club and NL in general. So much so that they are now the first club that I mention when talking about which team I support! I just got massively disillusioned with top flight football in this country and the attitudes of the lawmakers and top clubs in general, and I wanted to start taking my son to see decent football. I am now the club's Deputy Press Officer, and loving every minute!

Posted on September 26, 2012, in UTL Archive and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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