Confirmed: Academy Players Sign Full-Time Contracts

In line with the plans he has laid out since being at the club, via the media and the recent face to face Fans Forum, Terry Brown is please to confirm the signing of contracts for next season of:

  • George Bennett (Midfielder)
  • George Hallahan (Striker)
  • Aaron Jarvis (Striker)

All are products of the club’s Academy and of course George Hallahan was a contract player last season.

Look out for video and audio content from our new players in the coming weeks/months!

As a reminder of Terry’s and the club’s philosophy for the coming few seasons, here is a quote directly from Terry himself:

“The philosophy of the club is to look at our own academy players first and then to supplement the squad with the most talented young players who have been released from local Premier, Championship and League clubs.

I have been watching under 21 games for the last 6 months, and several players I have seen will be looking for full time contracts in the summer. What we can offer them is a unique opportunity to train full time under first class coaches, in a supportive disciplined environment that will help them grow both on and off the field. Some will progress quickly and be sold onto professional clubs, the later developers will form the spine of our team that will enable us to progress through the pyramid, playing passing football and hopefully enjoying several exciting cup runs.

The ground work for this scheme has been formulated with David’s help, and I cannot emphasis enough that this project will be run in conjunction with Jason and between us we will ensure that every player that pulls on our blue shirt realises how lucky he is to represent Basingstoke Town. To enable the club to succeed and win games in the Evo Stik or Ryman League we will need some experienced players to help our new players adjust to mens’ football – we will keep you fully informed as and when we secure any signings for next season.”

We will provide further squad updates as and when they occur/are confirmed.

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