24 May 2011
Nick Pope signs for Charlton Athletic
Another of our crop of talented youngsters has been offered a chance in the professional game.
Nick Pope has been offered a two year deal with Charlton Athletic and everybody at Bury Town is absolutely delighted for him. Popey is a fantastic lad with a great attitude and fully deserves his chance to make it in the pro game. The offer followed an invitation to train with the League One side a few weeks ago and after impressing the staff there, they watched Nick play in a couple of games for us. Nick was also a member of the West Suffolk College squad and has represented England Colleges.
Having challenged and temporarily replaced Marcus Garnham, Nick showed us all what he was capable of when he wore the number 1 shirt for us in a few games and Charlton obviously feel confident in offering him this opportunity. As well as training full time, he will also coincide this with his studies at a college near to Charlton.
Although we are sad to see Popey leave, this is a wonderful opportunity for someone who fully deserves it and I know we will all watch his career develop with interest in the future. We will definitely see him back at Ram Meadow during the pre-season of 2012-2013 as he will feature in the Charlton side which will visit us as part of the agreement between the two parties.
Good luck Popey.
Director of Football