Firstly, we welcome Jack Ladbrook, an 18 year old centre back who was instrumental in leading AFC Sudbury’s U18 team to victory in the Suffolk FA Cup during the 2022/23 season. Now, he joins us at Greens Meadow as part of Richard Wilkins’ new look team. In Ladbrook’s own words, “I’m excited to be given the opportunity at this level at a well known, respected and followed club in the area. I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running and showing everyone what I am capable of and meeting up with the rest of the lads as well as everyone else involved with the football club.”
Secondly, we are excited to introduce Dylan Kirk, a 19 year old winger. Dylan, a graduate of AFC Sudbury’s academy, was a key player in their Reserve Team that reached the final of the Suffolk Senior Cup. He joins us at Greens Meadow eager to make his mark. Dylan enthusiastically shared, “I’m very excited to sign for Stowmarket and looking forward to getting started as soon as possible. I’m a very direct winger that will hopefully bring goals, goals and goals and looking forward to giving the fans some entertaining football to watch.”
Finally, we are proud to present Bradley Byrne, an 18 year old centre back hailing from AFC Sudbury, who joins our ranks at Greens Meadow. Emphasising his commitment and determination, Byrne stated, “Getting the opportunity to play at such a great club like Stowmarket means a lot to me, it’s an opportunity to show the fans and the coaches what I bring which is leadership, reading of the game, aggression and a desire to win whether it’s in training or a game, standards can never drop.”
First team manager, Richard Wilkins, has high hopes for the trio, commenting, “The lads have good pedigree, have fantastic attitudes and are hungry to step up to level 4. I believe they are capable of becoming good players at this level and beyond, they just need a platform to perform.”
As we look forward to the new season, these signings signal an exciting time for Stowmarket Town Football Club. We are thrilled to see how these players will contribute to the team and look forward to sharing more updates soon.