“What’s that coming over the hill? It’s Gary Elphick! It’s Gary Ellllphick!”
We are extremely delighted to confirm that Gary Elphick has committed to Hastings United for next season.
Gary has become a cult hero to the supporters of the ‘U’s and was happy to publicly commit to our continued desire to climb up the football pyramid.
“It was never in doubt in my mind I was going to commit again to the ‘U’s.” Elphick said. “My target when I first signed was promotion and unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances it hasn’t happened this year, when we looked on course to do so. I want to have a helping hand in making the team and club progress and i’ll do my upmost in making that happen. The club have been first class since I signed and it’s a joy week to week to play with the current players, the staff and the supporters.”
Gary finished by saying, “Also I’ve got to have an eye when I finish playing. With the manager and staff we have in place not only are they getting the best out of me on the pitch but I am learning a lot off it. This plays a part in me staying at The Pilot Field.”
Chris Agutter had the following to say on the retention of Gary Elphick. “Leaders like Gary are few and far between, his influence on and off the field at Hastings United can’t be underestimated. Since signing our defensive record has been exceptional, he truly is a man mountain for us. Gary is a role model for the young developing players very much in the same mould as club legend Sammy Adams, honest, hard working and committed.”