Eight players have departed the Tarmac Silverlands Stadium following the Covid-hit 2020/21 season. Goalkeepers Grant Shenton (now Stalybridge) and Tommy Taylor (Darlington) have found new clubs already. Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Connor O’Grady has also signed for Stalybridge and experienced forward James Walshaw has signed for Ossett United. Also leaving are defenders Steve Brogan and Shane Killock, midfielder Sam Wedgbury and current Gibraltar international Reece Styche. BFC wish all the departing players all the very best for their future careers.
We are delighted to announce that the following players will be with us next season. Josh Granite, James Hurst and Diego De Girolamo are on extended contracts with the club and an option has been taken up on midfielder Warren Clarke. Chris Dawson and Tommy Elliott have recently penned new deals. We will be announcing new recruits in the coming weeks with several experienced players targeted. There will also be some exciting news from the academy setup in the next few days.
In other news, plans for the ‘Legends Day’ on the 27th of June are ongoing with more information to follow very soon. Also season tickets bought for the 20/21 season will be carried over till next season at no extra cost. Off the pitch there has been a change on the board of directors with Rachel Stow standing down to be replaced by local businessman David Brindley. Thanks to Rachel for her time at the club and best of luck to Dave.