To be captain of my home-town team and having seen how the club has progressed in the five years I’ve been here and how it continues to grow was a big factor in my decision, says Jack Holland, who signs new two-year contract at Bromley
BROMLEY captain Jack Holland has signed a new deal keeping him at Hayes Lane until May 2020.
The central defender, who lives in West Wickham, started his footballing career within the Bromley youth ranks before being scouted by Crystal Palace where he went on to spend four years with the Eagles.
Bromley captain Jack Holland celebrates scoring one
of his two goals during Bromley's famous 6-1 win over
Leyton Orient at Hayes Lane back in August.
Photo: Edmund Boyden
Holland returned to Bromley permanently in 2013 and since then has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the club.
Bromley boss Neil Smith told www.bromleyfc.tv: “I’m absolutely delighted with the news. Jack has been and continues to be a fantastic captain. He’s been here a long time and has shown great loyalty to the club and I’m delighted his hard work and endeavour has been rewarded.
“It’s exciting times both on and off the pitch and I believe the two-year contract shows a great statement of intent from the club.”
Holland, who puts in 10 out of 10 performances every week, added: “I’m delighted to sign the new deal to stay at Bromley and commit myself long-term to the club.
“To be captain of my home-town team and having seen how the club has progressed in the five years I’ve been here and how it continues to grow was a big factor in my decision. I have no doubt that we will be a Football League club in the near future.
“I would like to thank Neil, the management staff and the board for all their hard work in getting this deal done.”
“Finally, I would like to thank the fans for all the support they have shown and continue to show myself and the club. It is an honour to be part of a club with a fan base so dedicated and supportive.”
Bromley are in the top eight in the Vanarama National League table with 52 points and are two points adrift of the play-off zone with 12 league games left to play.
Tomorrow, Holland and his team-mates play Vanarama National League North side Spennymoor Town in The Buildbase FA Trophy Quarter-Finals at Hayes Lane (15:00).
Bromley are now three games away from playing at Wembley Stadium as Smith’s class of 2018 aim to replicate the 1949 FA Amateur Cup Wembley winging legends, whom beat Romford 1-0 in front of 96,000 fans underneath the iconic Twin Towers.
Tomorrow, the club are expecting a crowd of at least 2,000 at Hayes Lane against Spennymoor, who beat Tunbridge Wells 2-1 in The FA Vase Final at the new Wembley Stadium on 4 May 2013.
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Bromley v Spennymoor Town
The Buildbase FA Trophy Quarter-Final
Saturday 24 February 2018
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 9EF