Attacking midfielder Callum Saunders reunites with his father after agreeing to join Whitehawk for the 2022/23 season.
A stalwart of Saltdean United’s midfield since his move back in September 2020, Saunders brings a wealth of experience and success to The Enclosed Ground.
Promoted six times with four different clubs, all as champions, and a double Senior Cup winner to match, the now 33-year old attacking midfielder moves back to the Isthmian Leagues after he helped guide his Saltdean side to an excellent 2nd place finish.
But it has been a long career of much prosperity. Starting off at Worthing, then Whitehawk briefly before a couple of months at Bognor in the Ryman South, he then moved to Peacehaven and Telscombe to play under Shaun Saunders, winning the County League and Senior Cup in the 2013/14 season.
Saunders then departed for Burgess Hill Town, where The Hillians enjoyed one of their finest years in modern history. Unbeaten in the league until March combined with an imperious FA Trophy run, he reunited with his father at Haywards Heath Town at the season’s conclusion.
Five impressive years at Hanbury Stadium saw Saunders leave with 150 appearances, 82 goals and 64 assists, with his move to Horsham just prior to the Covid-19 outbreak.
And then it was swiftly onto Saltdean, where the journey continued with the captain’s armband before his fresh switch over the Downs to Whitehawk.
Saunders becomes the fourth signing of the Spring following the arrivals of Rob O’Toole, Hamish Morrison and Charlie Lambert.