Worthing Sign Strike Duo
We are absolutely delighted to confirm the signing of strikers Ollie Pearce (left) and Callum Kealy to Worthing Football Club.
1st Team boss Adam Hinshelwood said of the duo “Callum and Ollie fit the bill perfectly of what I want in the squad. They’re local, very talented, young, hungry to improve and I’m really excited to get working with them. Besides their obvious class on the pitch and in front of goal, they both work extremely hard and will be great additions to the talented group we already have.”
Ollie has been a mainstay at Bognor since making his debut at 17, racking up an impressive 273 appearances for the 1st Team and weighing in with 83 goals. After 7 years as a Rock, Ollie said “I’m very fortunate and grateful to have started my career at Bognor and I’d like to thank the Club for all the development and support I have received over the years. I feel it’s now time for me to move on, and I am so looking forward to joining an exciting, and ambitious Squad and Manager who are looking to progress not only me but the whole Club through the National League in the near future. I’m buzzing and cannot wait to get started.”
Having been released by Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer of 2016, Lancing based Callum went on to have an impressive spell with Lewes and then Met Police last season where his form saw interest from Aston Villa, Fulham and Brighton through the Autumn of 2017, before his season was disrupted by a wrist injury. Excited by developments on his doorstep, and after conversations with Hinsh and impressing everyone in early season training, Callum told us “I am really excited by the prospects for Worthing FC and cannot wait to get the season started, I want to be part of the push for promotion.”
We still haven’t finished building our squad for the new season, and remain in discussions with several players to further improve our striking and midfield capabilities.
In the meantime, please look out for Ollie and Callum at the Bibby Financial Services Stadium, and extend our usual welcome to them.
Don’t forget to come on down to the Club on Friday for the open night we announced on Monday. (click here for more details)