Josh Burkitt

Defender

JB: “After a successful three years at Boston United, playing football all over the country and playing in tournaments in Arizona, I decided I wanted a new start and went on trial with Chesterfield, where I got asked to join the club’s U19 and U21 academy squads.

“My biggest sporting achievement was in May 2020 when I broke a world record and ran 31 half marathons in 31 days to raise money for NHS charities to help towards people struggling financially and mentally during the lockdown.

“My target is to sign a professional contract at the club or to earn a decent wage from the game and to play at the highest level possible for as long as I can whilst inspiring others to work hard and achieve their goals.”