Chelmsford City FC are delighted to announce that defender Ben Brookes has agreed a deal to see him continue to play his football with the Clarets into the 2023/24 Season!

The 22-Year-Old joined the Club from Isthmian League North side Hashtag United, who went on to win the league, on the 31st January 2023. Brookes since went on to make 18 appearances for the Clarets scoring 1 Goal, a strike against Dulwich Hamlet that was nominated for Goal of the Season.

Manager Robbie Simpson spoke on “When we first signed Brookesy, it was obviously a bit of a gamble taking a player from Step 4 halfway through a season to come straight in and settle with no training, no pre-season but he took to it like a duck to water.”

“I remember the first game, away at Hungerford, he played he looked like a seasoned veteran at Step 2 level. His focus and mentality is so strong and really it was never going to be any other situation. He’s so focussed and determined on that end goal of becoming a Full-Time professional footballer in the football league, that you just know it’s going to happen and he knows that he needs Chelmsford to make that happen.”

“He’s committed to next season and we are really thankful to him for that. We are really committed to him in making him the best that he can be and helping him along his journey of becoming a Full-Time professional footballer.”

“He’s already excited about pre-season, he feels like he can achieve something really special with this club both individually and as a team. We’re really aligned in that in our values and our goals and I can’t wait to have a pre-season with Ben and really push him to his maximum. We’re delighted that he’s agreed to stay with us.”

We look forward to seeing Ben back out on the pitch in a Claret shirt for the upcoming campaign as well as being back out with the squad at the start of Pre-Season!

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