Pompey Academy: Getting to know... Jack Collins

Every week in the Sports Mail we quiz one of Pompey's young hopefuls and this week it was the turn of Jack Collins...

By The Newsroom
Monday, 12th December 2016, 12:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:54 pm
Jack Collins. Picture: Neil Marshall
Jack Collins. Picture: Neil Marshall

Age: 16

Nickname: Jacko

Position: Goalkeeper

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David Forde. Picture: Joe Pepler

Time at Pompey: Three years

Previous clubs: Rustington Otters

Who are your footballing heroes?

David de Gea and Joe Hart

David Forde. Picture: Joe Pepler

What has been your best moment in football to date?

Local cup victory

What is your best attribute as a player?


What is your best piece of advice?

If you make a mistake, just concentrate on the next ball

Who is your favourite Pompey player?

David Forde

Are you good at any other sports?

Golf and swimming

Are there any other sportsmen or women in your family?

My dad plays football

What are your hobbies 
outside of football?

Swimming, playing golf, relaxing and just generally using my time wisely

Do you have any phobias or superstitions?


What would you be doing if you were not playing football?

I would want to go into business – maybe accountancy

Which three celebrities would you invite to dinner?

David de Gea, Megan Fox and Michelle Keegan

And what is your signature dish?

Roast chicken

What are you glued to on the box at the moment?

Films – action and thriller, James Bond

What’s playing on your iPod right now?

Calming stuff to keep me relaxed, like James Blunt

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Playing first-team football, first and foremost.

My plan is to be working my way through the divisions, hopefully towards the Championship and Premier League.