Former Chesterfield FC footballer follows in father's footsteps and becomes a cop

A former Chesterfield FC footballer is now tackling criminals after pitching up alongside his dad as a police officer.

Sunday, 30th May 2021, 12:07 pm

Jack Broadhead began his career at Chesterfield FC and made his first-team debut in the FA Cup in 2012 – the year he was crowned the club’s Young Player of the Year.

More recently, the centre-half has played for Grantham Town and Worksop Town.

Now his job is to defend communities against crime having become a police officer with Nottinghamshire Police – something his father did 30 years ago.

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Jack Broadhead began his career at Chesterfield FC and made his first-team debut in the FA Cup in 2012 – the year he was crowned the club’s Young Player of the Year.
Jack Broadhead began his career at Chesterfield FC and made his first-team debut in the FA Cup in 2012 – the year he was crowned the club’s Young Player of the Year.

Superintendent Kevin Broadhead looked on with pride as his son took part in a passing out parade at the Nottinghamshire Police’s headquarters on Tuesday (May 25).

Afterwards, PC Broadhead revealed his father’s career had inspired him to become a police officer.

“I’ve always been interested in my dad’s career,” the 26-year-old said. “When I was younger, I’d ask him to tell me stories about his job and that sparked my interest.

Jack and Kev Broadhead.

“I can remember when my dad used to come home and I was so impressed with how smart his uniform was.

"I’ve got a young son of my own now and he enjoys seeing me in full uniform. He’s only three but he knows I catch bad guys. It’s gone circle.”

As a footballer, PC Broadhead has made almost 200 senior appearances for numerous semi-professional clubs.

He’s now looking forward to a more settled life at the police force his father joined 30 years ago: “"I’m proud that I’ve got this far and I’m proud of my dad’s achievements as well.”

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