Who’s who in the under 21’s:
Luke Medley (Manager) – This is Luke’s first full season is charge of the 21’s. Luke plays for the first team at Chatham after playing at a really good level for the likes of Bradford City and Barnet FC. Luke is currently undergoing is UEFA A licence up at St Georges Park.
Adam Groom(Assistant Manager)- Adam has currently just moved to Chatham after being at Ryman club VCD Athletic FC for the past fifteen years. Adam was working with the first team down at VCD and also running there under 18’s last season. He is really looking forward to the new challenge at Chatham.
Terry Groom(Development Manager)- Terry is a vital member of the under 21’s management. He has been brought in to assist Luke and Adam and he is there to create a link between the first team squad and the under 21’s. Terry has been around the non league scene for years now including current first team Physio and was assistant manager to Kevin Horlock last season.
Sam Ribbins- Sam is a young goalkeeper who has progressed through the youth ranks at Chatham. Sam has got good distribution which really helps us and enables us to play the style of football we like.
Toby Waters- Toby is a centre half who has just signed from Dover Athletic, Toby is strong at the back and not scared to win a header. Toby is also a really good ball player and will get on the ball as much as he can.
Jordan Friend- Jordan can play anywhere at the back but is predominately and centre half. Jordan has come through the youth ranks at Chatham as well.
Kyron Lightfoot- Kyron is a winger and a really good signing for club, he has really quick feet and sharp pace as well. Kyron has signed from Dover Athletic and definitely somebody to keep an eye in the next few years. The MAPS group have taken him under there wing already and I’m sure he will be a fans favourite this season.
Adefolahan Majoyegbe- Fola is a winger who has recently moved to England from Republic of Ireland. Fola was playing in a really competitive level on football in Ireland.
Will Waring- Will is a striker who has played a good level of football at such a young age. If pre season so far is anything to go by then he could easily win the golden boot this season !!
Tom Bridges- Tom is a striker and has progressed through the club playing for the under 18’s last season. A very promising striker !!
Lee Groom- Lee has played for VCD athletic and also Cray Wanderers he is a right back.
Kieran Trussell- Kieran can play in either defensive midfield or central attacking midfield, Kieran has played for Dartford and Sittingbourne youth teams.
Sam Allen- A skilful young winger who has come through the ranks in the youth team at Chatham Town.
Chris Bennett-Chris is a left back and likes to get forward he has signed from Cray Wanderers academy.
Jake Lovell- Jake is a young centre half who was previously playing for VCD Athletic.
Justin Omotayo- Justin is a holding midfielder and has been at Fulham development centre and played for Rochester United FC last season.
Jack Barnes- Jack is a centre half who has played at a good standard representing Ebbsfleet in the Kent senior cup final v Dover Athletic, Jack also played eight games in the Ryman Premier league for VCD athletic last season
James Wood- James is a strong defensive midfielder and likes a tackle, James was part of the successful Dover Athletic team who won the Conference youth team last season.