Hastings United are delighted to announce Captain and ‘U’s living legend, Sam Adams has signed on for the 2021/22 season.
Arguably the best player in the history of the football club equalled Terry White’s 569 appearances for The ‘U’s last season and now is poised to be the all-time record appearance holder as we kick off next season.
“I’m delighted to stay on for another season as we have unfinished business and I want to be a part of this team for as long as I can. Aggy and his staff have done a great job getting this squad together and I can’t wait to get back on the pitch at home, The Pilot Field. Let’s hope we can finish the upcoming season and achieve what we set out two years ago. I love this club and proud to represent my hometown.”
Chris Agutter (Manager):
“Sammy is a club legend and all the time wants to play and lead the team it’s my privilege to be able to pick him, that’s something I’ve said repeatedly and stand by it. Every year someone always says it’s probably Sammy’s last year and every year he delivers. Only Kenny Pogue was ahead of Sam in the scoring and assist charts last year, this says everything about Sammy’s endless contribution to Hastings United on the pitch, let alone off it.”
Billy Wood (CEO):
“When building a club’s presence you look for unique selling points, a unique value to what the club is and how it’s represented, Sammy Adams is that. To equal Terry White’s appearance record in our last game vs Aveley was nothing short of remarkable for a player of his quality in non-league, whilst Sam has had a few stints at other clubs there is no denying his love for Hastings United. It’s hard to label a player who has yet to retire as one, but there is no denying Sam Adams is a legend not only for this club, but for Hastings as a town. We are delighted to honour his contribution to the club this summer with his testimonial and I know he will be raring to go next season, not only set to break to record but add as many games as possible as he chases down 600 appearances.”
This summer, Hastings United will host Sam Adams Testimonial. More details will be released soon.