With Pre Season training in full swing and the first friendly only 3 days away, Eastbourne Town are pleased to announce those players that have signed so far. There are 7 from last season who have re-signed to date and 8 new additions.
Re-signing from last year and putting pen to paper so far are Greg Nessling, Andy Henson, Matt Darby, Kenny Pogue, George Robinson, Ryan Paul who was the Reserves player of the year last season. and 1st team Managers & players player of the year Jack Turner.
Of the new arrivals ex Whitehawk and Peacehaven Midfielder Wes Tate has made the short switch from the Oval and Eastbourne United, his guile & experience will prove vital in a new look side . Another notable additon from Horsham is Bailo Camara, the former Eastbourne Borough, Hastings United & Eastbourne United Striker has signed on the dotted line to add pace and power to the squad.
Dan Rogers a left back who finished last season at Horsham has returned to the Saffrons, as has Dan Bolwell from Peacehaven, both players played under Danny Bloor previously at Town.
Another 3 players returning to the club for second spells are winger Ben Billings who has just returned from travelling, Imposing centre half Callum Sherriffhas joined from Peacehaven and all action midfielder Brett Patton has also returned having played under Bloor at Town also having had a spell at Worthing.
The last of the new addtions is Matt Gwynne, a highly rated young goalkeeper who has joined from Westfields who play in the Midland Football league, his previous clubs include Hereford United.
Talks are ongoing with other members of last years squad and other potential new players, and there are a number of trialists training with the club who will be involved in the the pre season games.
Off the field the Under 18’s have a new management team, Gawain Archibald and brother Evan Archibald will run there side in the Ryman Youth League
The Reserves are no longer, but have been replaced by the new Under 21 team, which will take its place in the inaugural Midweek SCFL Under 21 league, Lawrence Brand & Clive Connell will head up this team. The club see the Under 21’s as an important stepping stone to backing up the first team.
A reminder the first 1st team friendly is this Saturday away at Westfield, kick off is 3pm.
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