Whitehawk FC are today pleased to confirm that 5 members of our 18/19 season squad will remain at The TerraPura Ground for the new 2019/2020 season.

Remaining a part of manager Jude Macdonald’s squad are midfielders Lewis Unwin, Luke Emberson and Rob Deda, as well as forwards Connor Tighe and last season’s top scorer Lucas Rodrigues.

Speaking to Whitehawkfc.com about the signings, Hawks boss Jude said

“As soon as myself and JP were confirmed, we have worked hard to ensure that we try to get players agreed as early as possible for the start of pre season.

Lucas has such a huge amount of potential and last year we were able to see that with his performances throughout the season. He’s just turned 21 and he knows that this is a big season for him to show his ability.

Connor showed his ability last season despite injury problems, but we are all aware of what he can contribute. Aside from his obvious ability, his attitude was a key reason behind us wanting to get him on board. We think that with a full pre-season he can really get back to his best at the club, which is something we know will help us win games.

Embers and Lew both had successful stints in the side last year and are players we see as being part of the furniture of the club in coming years. They are both still developing and we hope we can give them the platform to grow and improve even more.

Rob is excellent and one of the most promising young players in the county. We really hope we can bring out the best in his potential through playing senior football this season.

We’re delighted that these 5 players have agreed to get on board with us for next season. We are working hard to try to agree terms with other players, as well as finalise our pre-season format.”

We hope to be able to deliver more updates in the coming days and weeks.