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ONE OF OUR OWN WILKINS IS BACK FOR MORE

Club News

Popular utility player Connor Wilkins is the latest player confirmed for the 2023/24 season.

Connor rejoined the Ites last winter after the club persuaded him to return home after a brief spell at Faversham Town. It was of little surprise that not only did his return become an instant hit with the fans who were sorry to see him leave at the end of the 2021/22 season, but also the Ites form picked up.

Playing in midfield, right back and centre back, Connor went on to feature in 14 games last season, scoring two goals as well as assisting twice. Furthermore, he collected 3 supporters man of the match awards and went on to captain the Ites on 3 occasions – which were all victories.

Speaking about committing for another season, Connor said, “I’ve said previously, I didn’t really want to leave Sheppey when I did, but when the opportunity to return came around I jumped at the chance.

“To captain the side was one of my highlights, and being someone who has a lot of connections to this Island it meant so much to me. The facilities and set-up here is something we should all be proud of and I’m sure the club will continue to grow on and off the field.

“Next season cannot come soon enough and I can’t wait to set foot on the Holm Park surface once again”

Connor’s versatility and whole hearted commitment is an important part of what Manager Jack Midson wants at the club,  “Connor is a key player for Sheppey United. Whenever I’ve asked him to fill a role he’s carried it out with 100% commitment. He wears the shirt with pride.

“He’s also a great character in the changing room and off the field – this is an important part of having a good squad. Connor never let anyone down when he took the captains armband and I’m sure he’ll relish that opportunity again should it come his way. Every good team needs a player like Connor Wilkins.”

Connor will continue to wear shirt no.8 next season and will look to add to his 78 club appearances (8 goals).

PLAYER PARTNERSHIP

Want to support Connor Wilkins next season with one of three partnership packages on offer?

For a fee of £100 you will get:

• Your name against Connor Wilkins in the match day programme

• Your name listed on Connor’s player profile on the clubs’ website

• You will get a personalised Christmas video message from Connor Wilkins during the festive period

• You’ll receive Connor’s shirt at the end of the season

Shirts on offer are the home shirt (£100) or away shirt (£100).

New for 2023/24 is also Connor’s warmup shirt, with all the above incentives applicable for a fee of £50.

All player partnerships are done on a first come – first served basis by contacting Paul Rogers by email at commercial@sheppeyunitedfc.co.uk

(Should a player depart from SUFC during the season you will then have first choice on any new player coming in and your partnership commitment will be transferred)

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