Blackpool supporters' group proud to sponsor Jake Daniels for 2022/23 season

Blackpool’s leading supporters’ group has thrown its weight behind Jake Daniels for the coming season.

Wednesday, 6th July 2022, 10:19 am

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Blackpool Supporters’ Trust (BST) has proudly announced it will be sponsoring the 17-year-old for the 2022/23 campaign.

The teenager received plaudits from across the world of football and beyond, with the likes of Prince William, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Elton John singing his praises.

“Blackpool Supporters Trust are always proud to sponsor our players and are especially thrilled to sponsor Jake this year,” the Trust said in a statement.

“Our club have provided him with exemplary support in recent weeks and now we are able to reciprocate. Hopefully it shows how strong a family our fans and our club have become.

“BST are glad to support the club through player sponsorship yet again in 2022/23 and we are very pleased to sponsor a young player at the beginning of a promising career - it also enables us to show our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Daniels made his first-team debut for the Seasiders on the final day of last season

“BFC have given the player great support and we are pleased to join them in doing so. As a Trust our role is to champion our club, our fans and our community.”

Daniels bagged 30 goals for the youth-team last season and played a leading role in Blackpool’s run to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

A memorable campaign got even better when Daniels made his first-team debut off the bench during Blackpool’s final day defeat to Peterborough United.

On Tuesday night, Daniels played his first game since coming out as gay playing for a Blackpool XI side, that drew 1-1 with AFC Blackpool.

Daniels was a second-half substitute, with Blackpool’s goal coming via Brad Holmes early into the game at Jepson Way.

The likes of Jack Moore, Tayt Trusty, Joe Strawn, Dannen Francis and Ewan Bange all featured, alongside seven trialists.