Bristol Manor Farm Football Club is thrilled to announce that rising star, Harry Lucas, has committed his future to the club by signing a new contract for the 2023/24 season.

The 18-year-old, who was voted the 22/23 Young Player of the Season by fans and teammates alike, has become an integral part of the First-Team following his graduation from the club’s Under-18 side. This new deal demonstrates Manager Lee Lashenko’s commitment to nurturing young talent and securing their long-term presence in the squad.

Lucas’ outstanding performances throughout the season didn’t go unnoticed, having excelled in a number of different positions when called upon. The talented youngster showcased his skills, vision and composure on the pitch, earning praise from his teammates and the Farmy Army alike.

Lashenko expressed his delight at securing Lucas’s services for the foreseeable future and emphasised the commitment to creating a pathway for young players to thrive at the highest level of the game.

“Last season was Harry’s breakthrough to the First-Team, and in the end he played over 20 matches across the Southern League and cup competitions. The air he exudes on the pitch is one of class and quality, and he plays with a maturity far beyond his years. Plans are already being put into place about how he will be utilised next season, and there is a position in our strongest eleven if he continues to work hard for it.”

Speaking to the club, Lucas expressed his delight at playing for the Farm and explained how the club has helped him advance from Under-18s to men’s football.

“Last season I really enjoyed playing for the club. Manor Farm has helped me mature as a player, and adapt to senior football. I was buzzing when I received the Young Player of the Year award, and it has given me a lot of confidence heading into the new season. Next season, I am hoping that I can become one of the players to help secure promotion to the Southern Premier division.”

We are thrilled to have Harry stay with us, and we invite you to join us in giving him a warm welcome back to The Creek for next season.