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Winger Danny Leonard is the first player revealed for the new 2024/25 season.

Last season Danny Leonard was the Ites top goal contributor, assisting 14 times and scoring on 9 occasions during his 34 games of the 2023/24 campaign.

The 27 year-old was glad to get the deal confirmed, “Extending my stay here was a no brainer, this football club has become my home. The back half of last season I felt I was getting back to my best. Hopefully I can continue that into next season and beyond.
“I’m looking forward to getting back out there and doing what I love. UP THE ITES!”

Securing Danny was a must for Manager Ernie Batten, who commented, “Danny Leonard is a key player for us, and one I’m glad to have here for next season.

“He finished last season strongly and I’m looking forward to him continuing that into the next campaign.

“He showed at Merthyr and other places that he’s one of the best wingers around, and that’s why we paid a transfer fee to bring him back two years ago.”

Assistant Manager Darren Blackburn also added,” “I’ve always enjoyed watching Danny play and it’ll be nice to be on the same team working together finally.

“Having known him for some time and speaking to him a lot recently, he was a big factor in my decision to come to Sheppey. He’s a great lad off the pitch as well and fantastic role model, one for the younger players at the club to look up to and aspire to. Never a doubt in my mind he would stay, he loves the club and the fans”

Danny will continue to wear shirt no.7 next season and will look to add to his 126 club appearances (41 goals).

The announcement of Danny Leonard is just the start of a few coming your way Ites fans, keep them eyes on social media.


Want to support Danny Leonard next season with one of three partnership packages on offer?
For a fee of £125+ VAT you will get:
• Your name against Danny Leonard in the match day programme
• Your name listed on Danny’s player profile on the clubs’ website
• You will get a personalised Christmas video message from Danny Leonard during the festive period
• You’ll receive Danny’s shirt at the end of the season
Shirts on offer are the home shirt (£125+VAT) or away shirt (£125+VAT).
Danny’s warmup shirt is also available for £75+VAT.

All player partnerships are done on a first come – first served basis by contacting Ash Carlin by email at
If you’re interested in more than one shirt, please contact Ash directly.

(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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