Huddersfield-born striker joins Huddersfield Town’s Academy
- Zak Abbott joins the Huddersfield Town B Team
- 18-year-old striker signs as a free agent from Poland
- Comments from Academy Manager Jon Worthington
The Huddersfield Town Academy has today completed the signing of 18-year-old striker Zak Abbott, who will join the B Team squad.
The forward, who joins as a free agent having recently departed Polish club Kotwica Kołobrzeg, has signed an 18-month contract that runs until the summer of 2025, with the move subject to international clearance.
He will begin his work at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex under the tutelage of B Team Manager Kevin Russell and his coaching team.
Zak is no stranger to Huddersfield, as he was born in the town in February 2005. He continues the Abbott name on at Town, following in the footsteps of his father Pawel, who was extremely popular during his three years as a Terrier, netting 51 goals.
Although born in England, Zak’s football career to date has been spent in Poland. Having progressed through the youth setup at Arka Gdynia, he moved to Kotwica Kołobrzeg ahead of the current season and has made five First Team appearance for the side that currently sits top of the Polish third division.
Huddersfield Town Academy Manager Jon Worthington commented:
“It’s great that we can welcome Zak to the club today, as he’s a player we’re all excited to work with.
“Zak has quite a unique skillset for an 18-year-old forward; in certain ways he plays like a much more experienced footballer. Like his Dad, he seems to have the knack for scoring lots of different types of goals, too.
“We also believe he will improve in many ways – physically, technically, and tactically – as part of our coaching programme.”
Welcome back to Huddersfield, Zak!