The club can confirm that, following his departure from Herne Bay, 20 year old striker Tom Carlton is joining Hythe Town.
Tom is likely to go straight into the squad for the home game against Guernsey on Saturday.
The club are delighted to announce the loan signing of former Reachfields favourite, Sid Sollis from Margate.
Sid was with us on a similar loan deal last season making 29 appearances and scoring eight goals.
He will be on loan until the end of the season.
Hythe Town are delighted to announce the signing of experienced ex-Hastings United Central Defender, Ollie Rowe, from Ashford United. Ollie has finally put pen to paper after being a target for the Cannons last season.
The 27-year old started his career at Brighton & Hove Albion before moving to Eastbourne Borough. He has also had spells with Chelmsford City and Lewes.
The club can announce the signing of midfielder Nassim Dukali from Heybridge Swifts. He was with Thamesmead Town at the time of their demise. He began his career at Dulwich Hamlet and went on to have spells at Guildford City and Egham before joining Herne Bay. He left to join Greenwich Borough. He has also had spells at Lewes and Horsham.
Dukali goes straight into the squad for the game at home to Whitstable Town this afternoon.
Hythe Town have signed former Gillingham goalkeeper Henry Newcombe from Margate. The 21 year old came through the Gillingham Youth set up before being awarded his first professional contract in 2016.
He then moved onto Wycombe Wanderers. He had a successful spell on loan at Canvey Island before joining Margate at the start of this season. He has also had a loan period at Chatham Town.
Henry goes straight into the squad for the game at Whyteleafe.
Hythe made two signings before the game on Saturday at Ramsgate. Defender, Elliott Capel (pictured) returned to the club from Heybridge Swifts having played three games for us last season.
Also joining is Corinthian keeper Aiden Prall who comes on dual registration as cover for both injured keepers George Kamurasi and Ryan Nicholls.
The club are delighted to announce the signing of defender Zac Fagan from Farnborough. He started his career in the Arsenal Under 18 & 21 squads. He had a loan spell with Boreham Wood before joining Welling United in 2014. He joined Braintree Town in the summer of 2016 and then moved on to the Bishop`s Stortford the following September. He moved to Whitehawk in November 2017 before he moved to Farnborough.
Zac goes straight into the squad for Saturday's FA Trophy tie against FC Romania
Hythe Town have today announced the signing of young 18 year old former Folkestone Invicta striker Euan Sahadow. Euan is bright prospect for the future. He also had a spell at Chatham Town. He made 18 appearances for Invicta during his two seasons scoring two goals.
Hythe are pleased to announce the signing of striker Nigel Neita.
Nigel is a pacy attacker who can play as a forward, in attacking midfield or out wide on the wing. He came through the Millwall academy before joining Arsenal at youth level. He was unable to break into the senior side and signed for Dulwich Hamlet in 2013. He also counts Harlow Town, Enfield Town, Metropolitan Police, Billericay Town, Braintree Town and VCD Athletic among his former clubs. During his time in the Arsenal development squad he was also called up to the Jamaica senior side.
Hythe can announce the signing of former Crystal Palace Youth defender, Nathan Daly from Corinthian-Casuals.
Nathan is an attacking full back who has also had spells with Sutton United and Whyteleafe.
Hythe Town FC receives sponsorship boost from digital currency company LIFElabs.io
Kent-based digital currency company LIFElabs.io is sponsoring the football club as part of its support for local businesses and charitable causes
Hythe, 27 June 2018: Kent football club Hythe Town FC has announced that it will be sponsored by digital currency company LIFElabs.io for the 2018/19 season. In a national first, the Blockchain technology business will be the main sponsor for a non-league football club, which currently plays in the Bostik League South East.
LIFElabs’ sponsorship will allow Hythe Town FC to invest in new players and infrastructure for the upcoming season, as well as to continue its support for local charity partners. Hythe Town FC’s work in the local community, particularly through its youth and charity initiatives, was a deciding factor in this unique agreement: LIFElabs was founded to collaborate with global charities and philanthropic causes that make an essential difference to people’s lives around the world.
The support for Hythe Town FC is underpinned by LIFElabs’ unique set-up to give away billions of LIFEtokens to UK and global causes, as well as offering token holders the chance to give back to good causes and charities through the way they choose to pay.
Hythe Town FC’s substantial contribution to the local community includes providing storage facilities to Folkestone-based charity The Rainbow Centre, which delivers homeless and foodbank services to local people every week. At the same time, the football club provides regular coaching and training to 19 teams with in excess of 300 young players of both genders from local areas, under the umbrella of Hythe Town FC Youth.
Luke Chittock, CEO of LIFElabs.io, said: “Our sponsorship brings together great grass-roots organisations with a focus on giving back, strengthening our relationship with our community and supporting local people and businesses in Kent. It also underlines LIFElabs’ belief that sport is a fantastic route to helping the disadvantaged and showing that digital currencies like LIFEtoken can have a real impact on communities across the world.”
Martin Whybrow, long-standing volunteer at the club and local Kent County Councillor, commented: “For the last four years, Hythe Town FC has been delighted to provide its old clubhouse, free of charge, to The Rainbow Centre. This offers the organisation a secure, accessible and much-needed food store for its network of foodbanks across the district.
“The club also welcomes charitable collections at matches to further embed their efforts to support this local charity. These efforts will be complemented by Hythe Town FC’s environmental commitments, which next season will see the club aim to remove single-use plastics from catering facilities at the ground.”
Commenting on the announcement, John E Dowsett, Commercial Director and Vice President of Hythe Town FC, said: “LIFElabs’ and LIFEtoken’s sponsorship will reap benefits on and off the pitch as we pursue promotion and an extended run in the FA Cup and all other competitions. Most importantly, Hythe Town FC has always aimed to be more than just a sports club and help the local community in Hythe and Shepway – this deal will help us do just that.
“In addition to the immediate benefits of LIFElabs’ sponsorship, Hythe Town FC are looking forward to a long-term collaboration which will aid and support the development of a youth football academy. Not only will this move help to attract, develop, and retain quality youth players, but it will also enable us meet our joint goal of taking on core social responsibilities.”
The sponsorship deal is the latest of LIFElabs’ sporting investments, with European Tour professional golfer, Scott Jamieson to wear the digital currency company’s branding for the rest of the season inclusive of the upcoming British Open in Carnoustie, Scotland.
The new home and away kits with LIFEtoken and LIFElabs.io branding will be on show for the first time at Hythe Town FC’s first home pre-season friendly against Dover Athletic on 9th July, 7.45pm.
The draw for the early rounds of the FA Cup and FA Trophy have been announced.
We have been drawn as follows:
The Emirates FA Cup
Preliminary Round - Home v Worthing United or Littlehampton Town
To be played Saturday 25th August 2018
The Buildbase FA Trophy
Preliminary Round – Home v FC Romania
To be played 13th October 2018
Manager Sam Denly has announced that Chris Kinnear has been named as captain for 2018/2019.
Vice-captain will be Ryan Palmer. We wish both ever success with their new responsibilities.
Michael Turner has become the latest player from last season to commit to next year.
Michael joined in February and played eight games.
The club can announce that prolific striker, Zak Ansah, has this morning signed on for next season.
Zak’s amazing scoring record at the end of last season saw him get twenty goals in nineteen games.
The new structure of the Bostik League South for 2018-2019 has been announced. The new 20 team structure will see a number of clubs move. The make-up is as follows:
East Grinstead Town
Haywards Heath Town
More details can be found on the Bostik League website at http://www.isthmian.co.uk/new-season-new-structure-new-clubs-50509
Defender, Ben Gorham is the latest player to sign for Hythe Town for next season.
Ben joins from Herne Bay where he was in his second spell following a time at Sittingbourne. He has also played for Canterbury City.
Sam Denly has announced two new signings as Jack Sammoutis and Junior Aikhionbare have put pen to paper to join Hythe Town for next season.
Firstly, 24-year old midfielder Jack Sammoutis joins us from Walton Casuals. Jack is an English born under-19 Cypriot international who started his career at Millwall and then went on to play for Metropolitan Police, Margate, AC Omonia (Cyprus), and Greenwich Borough.
Secondly 23-year old striker Junior Aikhionbare joins from Greenwich Borough. He also had a spell with Herne Bay last season and has previously played for Carshalton Athletic.
We can announce that Mitchell Chapman has become the tenth player to commit to Hythe Town next season.
The young midfielder has played 45 games and scored two goals since joining us from Ebbsfleet United.
Manager, Sam Denly has announced the signing of former Ashford United keeper, George Kamurasi for the new season.
George's former clubs include Greenwich Borough, Tilbury, Grays Athletic, Brentwood Town and Potters Bar Town.
George joins alongside Will Godmon who has still to sign for the coming season.
Midfielder, Chris Kinnear has become the sixth player to commit to the club for next year by agreeing contract terms. Chris joined us late last season from Tonbridge Angels playing sixteen games and scoring two goals.
More announcements will come next week……
The club held it's final Supporters get-together in the clubhouse on Wednesday 9th May and a large number of fans attended. Apart from hearing updates from the Manager, the Chairman and the Secretary, there was an open forum where all were encouraged to have their say. This led to a number of ideas being put forward, all of which will be discussed at the next Board meeting in early June.
However, the number one topic was the formation of a Hythe Town Football Club Patrons group, the aim of which will be to help us compete against other Kent non-league clubs, many with higher average attendances who already have similar funding groups in place. It was suggested that membership of such a group could be set at variable levels with the highest level being suitable perhaps for commercial sponsors who would receive a good level of publicity locally should they so wish.
Full details will follow in due course but in the meantime anyone interested in taking part in this group at any level is asked to register that interest by e-mailing the Club Secretary at email@example.com or writing to the postal address 21 Wych Elm Way Hythe Kent CT21 6QE
Further good news for the club as Kieron Campbell has agreed a new deal with the club and will be under contract for the new season.
Kieron originally joined the club during the 2016-2017 season and has played 67 games scoring eight goals.
The club can announce that Ryan Johnson has decided to move on and will not be with us next season. Last season’s club captain played 112 games scoring five goals. Ryan will be sorely missed and we thank him for his time at the club. Good luck Ryan for the future.
Also leaving is centre back, Callum Emptage who was only able to play two games due to a serious injury and has re-joined East Grinstead Town. Again we wish him well for the future.
A further player has confirmed he is remaining with us and that is Connor Sanders who joined us from Canterbury City. He is having a minor ankle operation during the summer and will return to the team in September.
The club are delighted to confirm that defender, Mitchell Dickenson, has committed to Hythe Town for a further twelve months as he has signed a new contract covering the 2018-2019 season. Mitchell was an integral part of the team last year playing 45 games and scoring three goals.
The club are delighted to announce that Charlie Webster has signed a contract to commit to Hythe Town for next season. Charlie has so far played 72 games scoring five goals since signing from Tonbridge Angels at the start of the 2016-2017 season.
The club are delighted to announce that Ryan Palmer has committed to Hythe Town for another season by signing an extension to his contract.