Success stories

Albert Jarrett is a Sierra Leonean international, and is currently playing for Gillingham.

Jarrett started his career as a schoolboy at Arsenal, but when not offered a scholarship with them he joined Aspire and was offered a professional contract in the summer of 2003, at MK Dons. He played 10 games for the Dons in the 2003–04 season, but was released at the end of the season and during the pre-season of that year trained with us and ASPIRE assisted him to source a trial with then Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion, where gained a contract.

In his two year spell at Brighton, He played 25 games in all for the Seagulls, scoring one goal, and had loan spells with Conference side Stevenage Borough in March 2005 and League One side Swindon Town in January 2006.

On being made available for a free transfer by Brighton at the end of the 2005–06 season he went on trial at Watford. After impressing in several pre-season friendlies, Jarrett was signed on a one-year deal on 16 August 2006.

He made one league appearance for Watford, as a substitute against Bolton Wanderers. In February 2007 he was loaned to Boston United for a month. Having returned from Boston, he was immediately loaned to Milton Keynes Dons for the remainder of the season.

On 30 September 2006, Jarrett received his first call up for the Sierra Leone national team.

On 18 September 2008, he joined Gillingham on a one month contract, and made his debut as a substitute in a home win over Port Vale on 27 September. Since then he has signed with Gillingham until the end of the 2008/9 season.