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Alex Hunt pens professional contract

2 February 2018

Club News

Alex Hunt pens professional contract

2 February 2018

Alex Hunt has signed his first professional contract with the Owls.

The talented academy product, who has been part of the club’s youth set-up since the age of seven, has signed until summer 2020.

The 17-year-old is enjoying a terrific season for the Owls academy, where he is the current captain of the Under-18s.

His first professional contract marks an excellent week for the youngster, who led his side to victory in the Under-18 Steel City derby on Saturday.

Drawing 1-1 at Shirecliffe in the second half, Hunt executed a superb free kick, sending the ball over the wall and into the top corner to put the visitors ahead. The Owls went on to register a 3-1 win.

Hunt has also impressed in a first team environment, where he has excelled on the training field under the watchful eyes of manager Jos Luhukay and coaching staff.

The midfielder told “I’ve been at this club since I was seven years old so to come all the way through to this point, it’s all I’ve ever dreamt about as a kid.

“Growing up you always say you want to be a footballer, but you never know what it actually takes.

“It’s a difficult business so this is a very proud day for me and my family.

“I’ve supported Wednesday all my life, I went to games with my dad and sat on the North Stand.

“Growing up a Wednesday fan, all I want to do is play in the first team. I’ve just got to wait for the right time and continue to work as hard as I can.”

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