Jake Sedgemore

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Jake Sedgemore
Jake Sedgemore captaining AFC Wulfrunians.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jacob Oliver Sedgemore
Date of birth (1978-10-10) 10 October 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
A.F.C. Wulfrunians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 West Bromwich Albion 0 (0)
1997 Hednesford Town (loan) 1 (0)
1998–2001 Hednesford Town 35 (4)
2001 Hereford United 2 (0)
2001–2003 Northwich Victoria 58 (0)
2003–2005 Shrewsbury Town 66 (7)
2005–2006 Bury 9 (0)
2005–2006 Burton Albion (loan) 9 (0)
2006–2007 Kidderminster Harriers 41 (0)
2007–2008 Altrincham 31 (3)
2008–2010 Solihull Moors
2010–2011 Nantwich Town
2011 Chasetown 9 (2)
2011– A.F.C. Wulfrunians 176 (48)
National team
2004 England C 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:43, 2 May 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:00, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Jacob Oliver "Jake" Sedgemore (born 20 October 1978 in Wolverhampton)[1] is an English footballer who plays for AFC Wulfrunians. He previously played in the Football League for Shrewsbury Town and Bury.[2] His brother Ben was also a professional footballer.

Football career[edit]

Sedgemore began his footballing career at home in the Midlands with West Bromwich Albion, whom he joined as a trainee in August 1997. In December of that year, he spent a short loan spell with non-league side Hednesford Town. After impressing, the deal was made permanent in October 1998.

Renowned for his footballing versatility, he actually spent part of his career with the club playing as a goalkeeper, a far cry from his preferred and arguably specialized position of midfield. He spent just under three years with Hednesford, making around 40 appearances before leaving at the end of the 2000-01 season when they were relegated. He signed briefly for Hereford United making only two appearances in a defensive role, before moving on to join Northwich Victoria early in the season.

He played more than 60 matches at Victoria, before joining Shrewsbury Town in July 2003, and was part of the team that won promotion from the Conference back to the Football League in the 2003-04 season. After making 70 appearances for the Shropshire club, he was released in the summer of 2005. Despite interest from a number of clubs, he opted to join Bury, where he spent a rather unsuccessful six months.

On the flipside, during that time Sedgemore was loaned out to Football Conference club Burton Albion, and whilst there he played a full part in both of the club’s memorable FA Cup matches against Manchester United in January 2006.[3]

After sealing his release from Bury later that month, Sedgemore opted against a one-year contract with Burton Albion in favour of a two-year deal with Kidderminster Harriers.[4]

He made his debut for them in early February 2006 against Halifax Town, but failed to sustain a regular first team place and left at the end of the 2006–07 season.

Sedgemore signed for Conference side Altrincham at the start of July 2007. However it was a season of disappointment for him and he was released at the end of the season. He then joined Conference North club Solihull Moors,[5] before switching to Nantwich Town in 2009.[6][7]

In 2011, Sedgemore signed for Chasetown,[8] before a move to AFC Wulfrunians, where he captained the club to their second West Midlands Regional League Premier Division title in 2013.[9]

Sedgemore's brother, Ben, played football for several clubs including King's Lynn. Despite both the pair being professional footballers for a number of years, injuries and suspensions always prevented the two from playing against one another.


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J, ed. (2006). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2006–07. Edinburgh: Mainstream. p. 364. ISBN 978-1-84596-111-4. 
  2. ^ "Jake Sedgemore". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bury: Sedgemore can go". manchestereveningnews.co.uk. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Harriers in for Sedgemore". skysports.com. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Solihull secure Sedgemore signing". bbc.co.uk. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "FIVE COMMIT TO DABBERS". nonleaguedaily.com. 2 June 2010. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Nantwich sign Sedgemore and Flynn". bbc.co.uk. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  9. ^ "HUNGRY WULFS' HURT ENDS". Express & Star. 16 May 2013.