The Colchester United match programme for the clash with Wigan
on 12th February 1999, provided details of two young U's who had
signed four year School of Excellence contracts that would keep
them at Colchester until 2002. Both Richard
Springett and John White played for the Colchester Under-13s
at the time of the article.
John started playing football for Great Totham's Under-9s at
the age of 6. He joined Sid Wells and Andy Aubin's Maldon Saints
at the age of 7. Joined Norwich in 1997 but was not happy with
the Canaries so returned to Maldon Saints until the end of 1997/98
season. During this time, he also played for Colchester &
North East Essex District. He started training with Colchester
He made his first team debut on 24 August 2004 in the English
League Cup against Cheltenham Town. He plays as a left-back
John was loaned to Stevenage in November 2007 and to Southend
in July 2009.
He rejected a new contract in the summer of 2013 and joined Southend
on a two year contract.