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Benn announces number of key players that will leave the club…

Hemsworth MWFC can confirm that Brad Dockerty will be joining Bradford Park Avenue for pre season with the view to earning a deal with them for the coming season.

Manager Wayne Benn commented, “Brad has been fantastic for us over the last 2 seasons,and has more than earnt this shot at playing far higher up the pyramid.It’s a significant step forward but I genuinely believe he is capable of playing at that kind of level. It’s something that was put in place with Mark Bower who has since left BPA but I’ve spoken with their new assistant manager and they are very keen to take Brad for the full pre season and they have really liked what they have heard about him.

“We will be dual registering Brad,which BPA are happy with,so we may still see Brad in a HMWFC shirt but it’s really down to the lad now. It’s a great opportunity and he just needs to back himself, he has fantastic ability but he needs to work hard and adapt quickly and really grab it with both hands. I know how hard a decision it has been for Brad, he genuinely loves playing for our football club, but he feels it’s time to go and test himself and I’m not a manager and we are not a club who would ever stand in the way of someone who wants to better themselves.

“If Brad does get offered a deal, which I fully expect him to,there will be no-one prouder than me that we have played a major part in his development.

“In further news for our fans we can also confirm Jason Yates and Rich Collier are also leaving the club.

“Jason is moving to Australia in September which is something we have known about for sometime and is a great opportunity for the lad. He has been brilliant for us over 2 spells and will be sorely missed. Not only is he a very good player but he’s also a great character in the dressing room.

“Rich Collier has made a decision to leave the club,there has been no fallout and he leaves on good terms and again has been brilliant for us over the last 3 seasons. We wish all 3 lads the best of luck with their futures and thank them for their commitment and loyalty.

“I’m sure that our fans will see this and worry about losing 3 very good players,and I can understand why.

“However we have already agreed deals with 2 very good players,we have an offer in for a 3rd very good player and we are working on a couple of other things as well.

“We won’t be announcing any signings yet,but the fans can rest assured there is lots of hard work being done to make sure that we have a very strong squad in place for the start of the season.”

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