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Jack WatsonJack Watson

Course of Study

Athletic Therapy & Training

Sport

Soccer 

Best DCU achievement

Captaining the side this year. 

Best non DCU achievement 

Qualifying for the 2nd round of Europa League qualifications with UCD in 2015, overcoming Dudelange of Luxembourg. 

Sporting hero

Paul Scholes- a great leader on the pitch and technically one of the best footballers I've witnessed. 

Career ambition 

To represent my country at senior level and sign a professional contract with an English club.

How you got involved in the sport

I've been involved from a very young age. I started off with New Oak Boys FC in Carlow at the age of four. .

Favourite method of recovery

Foam rolling and jacuzzi

Future up and coming star in your sport

Daryl Horgan

Favourite venue

Tallaght Stadium

Best sports advice you have received

To never let anyone else's opinions affect you and to always believe in yourself. 

Biggest challenge you have overcome in sport

My height 

Pre-competition rituals/superstitions

Always have to put on my right boot first before my left and have to foam roll before the match. 

Something we don't know about you

I was born in Manchester, lived there for four years before moving over to Ireland.