Academy hotshot Bartolo signs
Updated: Dec 28, 2023
Wealdstone Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of our Academy striker Jaiden Bartolo to the first team. At the tender age of 17, Jaiden has shown exceptional talent and dedication, which has now earned him the opportunity to play in the National League, proudly wearing squad number 25.
Jaiden's journey to the first team is a testament to his hard work and natural flair. He is already making waves on the international scene as a Gibraltar U21 international, having represented his country in 3 appearances at this level. His international experience is extensive, including playing for Gibraltar at U19, U17, and U16 levels. Notably, his leadership skills shone through during his time as the captain of the Gibraltar U17 team, where he made 9 appearances and scored an impressive 6 goals.
Back at Wealdstone, Jaiden's rise through the ranks has been nothing short of remarkable.
In the Stones academy, he has demonstrated a remarkable goal-scoring ability, netting 16 goals in just 6 league games for the U19s, and a further 8 goals in only 4 league games for the U23s. This hugely impressive start to his career at the academy has not gone unnoticed, leading to his well-deserved promotion to Stuart Maynard's first team squad.
However, fans will have to wait a little longer to see Jaiden in action for the first team. His registration was subject to a delay as we awaited International Clearance. Fortunately, this has now been received. Nonetheless, this means that he will not be eligible to play in our upcoming FA Trophy 3rd round tie against Billericay Town tomorrow evening.
Wealdstone FC is committed to nurturing young talent, and Jaiden's signing is a clear indication of our dedication to this ethos. His addition to the first team squad is not just a significant milestone for him personally, but also for our growing Academy under the leadership of Cameron Mawer and Dale Welch.
Please join us in congratulating Jaiden on this fantastic achievement and in wishing him the best of luck for his upcoming games in the first team. We are confident that he will continue to demonstrate the same level of excellence and passion that has brought him this far.
Welcome to the first team, Jaiden!