Following a very good season on the pitch, both for the team and him personally, this week Tom Holland put pen to paper on a new deal.
In his first year at the club, Tom has broken into an extremely successful side and became a regular in the starting line-up, which in itself is no mean feat.
After adding the JD Welsh Premier League and Nathaniel MG Cup winners’ medals to his own personal collection, the Yorkshire-born midfielder was then presented with the Players’ Young Player Of The Season award at the recent celebration evening.
“I’m delighted to have signed,” Tom began, when we chatted with him. “As I only played briefly in the Champions League last season, I’m looking forward to that and testing myself against some European teams. I’ve enjoyed it while I’ve been here (at Park Hall) playing with this group of lads and think I’ve developed playing under Scotty and Evo (Scott Ruscoe and Steve Evans). I hope to continue developing and win more trophies” he concluded.
Manager, Scott Ruscoe, was delighted to get the signature, as he looks ahead to the 2018/2019 campaign: “It’s great news for the club that Tom has extended his contract with us. He’s had an excellent first season in the JD Welsh Premier League and has been the standout young player by a long way.”
In addition, our Chief Operating Officer, Ian Williams, mirrored Scott’s comments: “We are extremely pleased that Tom has signed a new deal with the club. Tom has had an outstanding first season with us in the JD Welsh Premier League and has made the holding midfield role his own with some impressive displays throughout the season.”
The players are currently on a well-deserved break. We will continue to bring you news and views though from Park Hall, via the website, ahead of them returning to training on June 4.
Lead photograph: Tom receiving his Players’ Young Player Of The Season award. Image courtesy of Brian Jones.