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Goalkeeper

Andy Collings

Age: 20

Previous Clubs

Torquay Utd Youth

Bio

Andy is top rated young GK that has spent time in the SDC programme has been involved in and around the first team squad at Torquay United. Very good technically with his hands and feet. We have very high hopes for Andy.

Goalkeeper

Tyler Coombes

Age: 20

Previous Clubs

Plymouth Parkway

Bio

Tyler has agreed to join the club, making a summer move from Plymouth Parkway after previously playing his youth career out of Plymouth Argyle. Tyler has already begun his pre-season period with the club and becomes Dan Hart’s third signing of the season. Hart had this to say about Coombe’s move to Homers Heath: “Tyler showed great patience at Plymouth Parkway and now comes to us to challenge Andy Collings who is right up there with the best goalkeepers in our league. I believe that Tyler is now at the right place and that I am the right person to guide his route in the long term. Early signs in pre- season training shows that we have two fantastic goalkeepers on our hands and that’s exactly the type of competition required to be successful.” Welcome, Tyler!

Left Back

Owen Price

Age: 18

Previous Clubs

Torquay United

Bio

Owen is a recent addition having left Torquay United after a year professional contract. Owen has all the tools to be an excellent LB. Cultured left foot, very good in possession with a good range of passing. Well built and combative when defending one on one. We are very pleased Owen decided to join us over others.

Left Back

Sam Morcom

Age: 22

Previous Clubs

Millbrook AFC

Bio

Sam has agreed to sign for the club ahead of the upcoming season, joining us from Millbrook AFC. He committed to being a part of the Cornish side`s growth and eventual promotion into the Western League, despite being based in Bristol for University. Hart had this to say about his latest addition to this squad. "The signing of Sam Morcom is one that really excites me. He`s been one of my targets since taking the role and possibly a name that will slip under the radar of many. He`s been a massive part of Millbrook`s growth over the past few years working with a fantastic coach in Macca Brown and I`m very hopeful he can take his game to a new level here at Buckland. He brings techical quality to our left-hand side and is someone who is versatile within varying systems of play. I`m very much looking forward to welcoming Sam to the club and working with Sam to improve his game" Welcome Sam!

Centre Back

Nick Milton

Age: 29

Previous Clubs

Plymouth Parkway

Bio

Nick is another with an excellent pedigree at the higher levels. Comfortable and assured on the ball, Nick has an excellent football brain and is a leader on and off the pitch.

Centre Back

Rob Farkins

Age: 31

Previous Clubs

Plymouth Parkway, Tiverton Town, Truro City

Bio

Rob’s pedigree speaks for itself, having represented clubs such as Truro City, Tiverton Town and Plymouth Parkway. Rob is a commanding centre half that brings Leadership, experience and quality to our back line.

Centre Back

Todd Hanrahan

Age: 28

Previous Clubs

Launceston AFC, Ivybridge Town

Bio

Todd joins the club as Player/Assistant Coach ahead of the 2022/23 season. He arrives at Homers Heath from Launceston AFC, where he supported Dan Hart as his assistant when the pair were at Pennygillam. A tall strong centre-back who had previously played much of his senior football career at Ivybridge Town. Hart has said: "Todd has proved that he has a skillset that will reap rewards at any level. He has a great creative ability to forge success from set pieces at both ends and this will suit the squad that we*re building at this club." "I*m looking forward to continuing to work with Todd at Buckland Athletic FC."

Right Back

Frazer Clark

Age: 27

Previous Clubs

Brixham

Bio

Frazer is a recent signing from Brixham, and is another player that has had a really good education in the game having been a scholar at Swansea City. Frazer has excellent physical attributes, he’s mobile and is another that wants to play out from the back. At 26 has matured into an excellent defender, and will be positive on and off the pitch.

Right Back

Harry Hodges

Age: 22

Previous Clubs

Dorchester Town, Bideford AFC

Bio

Harry has agreed to sign for the club after previously signing for Plymouth Argyle and Bristol Rovers at youth and Reserve level before playing his senior football at Dorchester Town and Bideford AFC to date. He is the son of Plymouth Argyle record appearance holder Kevin, Harry has already started the pre-season period with the club and is Dan Hart`s first signing of the summer. Hart has this to say about Hodges "i am excited to have made Harry my first signing at the club, he is a strong and steady full-back, who has a firm tactical understanding of the game and represents the type of character I want on the pitch. Harry`s technical quality is first class and I think he is someone who can become a favourite here at Buckland" Welcome Harry

Centre Midfield

Owen Stockton

Age: 23

Previous Clubs

Newton Abbot Spurs

Bio

Owen joined us from Newton Abbot Spurs in April for his second spell with us. Owen is very technically gifted footballer than can play both as a centre half or holding midfielder. Owen has an excellent range of passing and reads the game really well from either position.

Centre Midfield

Ben Carter

Age: 30

Previous Clubs

Bideford Town

Bio

Recent signing from Bideford Town. Carts has fantastic energy levels, can break up play, but also uses the ball really well. Ben has played at higher levels, and we were delighted when he agreed to join for a second spell at the club this summer.

Centre Midfield

Sam Clifton

Age: 22

Previous Clubs

Launceston

Bio

Sam has agreed to sign for the club ahead of the upcoming season, joining us from Launceston AFC. Having grown up in Plymouth, attending Ivybridge Community College and playing within the Exeter City Academy set-up, Sam has played his senior football at a combination of clubs. Most recently though, Clifton was Dan’s Captain at Launceston, aged only 21. Hart had this to say about the latest addition to his squad: “I’m pleased to bring Sam to the football club. I believe we stumbled across a young and ambitious player with raw ability and a fearlessness last season. He comes from a good family, and he’s someone who will represent this club very well. Sam embodies the way I see the game and has so much still to learn. He’s a fantastic athlete and does have good leadership qualities, he knows this is a step up and an opportunity I’m confident he will grasp with everything he has.” Welcome Sam!

Attacking Midfield

Cieran Bridger

Age: 24

Previous Clubs

Newton Spurs

Bio

Cieran is another that came to us in April from Newton Spurs. Cieran has fantastic feet and an appetite for scoring goals from an attacking midfield position. Cieran is creative, has good vision and can score memorable goals from distance.

Attacking Midfield

Charlie Johansen

Age: 22

Previous Clubs

Buckland Ath 1st team

Bio

CJ returned to us last season and is another in his second spell with us. Charlie brings an infectious work rate either through the middle or wide right. CJ is an excellent finisher and has added to his all round game in terms of his decision making and all round awareness.

Attacking Midfield

Josh Webber

Age: 27

Previous Clubs

Stoke Gabriel

Bio

Josh is a player myself, Danny and Nick know well from our time at Stoke Gabriel. Josh has developed very well. Josh has good pace, balance and end product off left side or through the middle where he carries a goal threat. Added work rate to his game.

Attacking Midfield

JJ Evans

Age: 20

Previous Clubs

Tiverton Town, Torquay Utd

Bio

JJ came to the club during the 2021/22 season and has largely played his footballing career to date with Torquay United, seeing him earn a 1 year professional contract before departing Plainmoor. Since then, he has also signed forms and played Southern League football for Tiverton Town, with his electric pace impressing. However, Evans has chosen to remain at Homers Heath ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Centre Forward

Ryan Bush

Age: 24

Previous Clubs

Teignmouth

Bio

Ryan has been at the club for a number of seasons now. He has everything you need for a number 9. Still relatively young at 24, we have really high hopes for Ryan, he can go on and achieve whatever he likes if he applies himself.

Centre Forward

Richard Groves

Age: 31

Previous Clubs

Oxford United.

Bio

Grover is a top player at Western League level, and is another that came through academy football into the professional game with Oxford United. Rich applies himself 100% to everything he does, and is very well respected by everyone at the club. Rich is a proven goalscorer from midfield where he is capable of occupying a number of positions. Very technically efficient on the ball, delighted again, that he remains with us.

Centre Forward

Scott Crocker

Age: 19

Previous Clubs

Saltash United

Bio

Scott has agreed to sign for the club ahead of the upcoming season, joining us from fellow Western League side, Saltash United. Crocker has previously played under Dan Hart’s management, fielding for Launceston a handful of times last season. The striker also played the majority of his youth football with Plymouth Argyle. Hart had this to say about the latest addition to his squad: “I believe Scott can be as good as he wants to be. When he played for me a couple of times last year, it looked like he enjoyed every second. The experience Scott will have gained at Saltash, coupled with his academy background will stand him in good stead when learning from me and the rest of my team. He has electric pace and so much confidence in his ability to affect games. I’m looking forward to unleashing his talents during this campaign, wherever we can.” Welcome, Scott!

Head Coach

Dan Hart

Age: 26

Previous Clubs

Launceston AFC

Bio

Dan was appointed Head Coach at the back end of the 2021/22 season but officially takes charge of the squad this campaign. Dan joins us from Launceston AFC where he was their manager for a number of years. He arrives at Homers Heath with vast experience in coaching, achieving his Level 1, 2 and UEFA B licence all by the age of 19. Dan is equally passionate about progressing the club from a Community perspective and will use his experience of being Head of Community Engagement at Plymouth Argyle Community Trust to support us in doing so. He is a well-respected man within the local football world and we look forward to seeing more from him as we enter into the season.

Assistant Coach

Nick Milton (Snr)

Age:

Previous Clubs

Stoke Gabriel

Bio

Nick is a well-recognised face already in the club, taking charge of the side on an interim basis last season after previously being the Development Coach at the club. Nick has been involved in local football for several years, previously holding management roles at Stoke Gabriel. Milton Snr also brings wealth of coaching experience to the club, having done work with many of our local professional clubs. An approachable and friendly member of the management team who*re we*re pleased has stayed to collaborate with Dan and the other coaches.

Assistant Coach

Todd Hanrahan

Age: 28

Previous Clubs

Launceston AFC, Ivybridge Town

Bio

Todd joins the club as Player/Assistant Coach ahead of the 2022/23 season. He arrives at Homers Heath from Launceston AFC, where he supported Dan Hart as his assistant when the pair were at Pennygillam. A tall strong centre-back who had previously played much of his senior football career at Ivybridge Town. Hart has said: "Todd has proved that he has a skillset that will reap rewards at any level. He has a great creative ability to forge success from set pieces at both ends and this will suit the squad that we*re building at this club." "I*m looking forward to continuing to work with Todd at Buckland Athletic FC."

Assistant Coach

Craig Hutcheson

Age:

Previous Clubs

South Devon College

Bio

Craig is already a well-embedded member of the club after managing our Reserve team last season. He led them to a strong season given he took the side on with only a handful of players. Craig comes from a strong coaching background, working as Community Sports Operations Manager and Sports Academies Manager at South Devon College. He has an eye for young talent which will support Dan in the recruitment of young players to progress through our ranks.

Physio

Paige Burrows

Age:

Previous Clubs

Bio

Paige has been an integral part of the management team over a number of years now. Not only is Paige our matchday physio, Paige also works full-time out of the club as a Sports Therapist, consequently, she is nearly always on hand to look after our players, across all of our teams. She runs her own business, First Kicks Therapy and her exceptional knowledge of injury diagnosis, treatment and recovery is pivotal within the club.