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OLLIE CHAMBERLAIN BECOMES SECOND SUMMER SIGNING

Weston-super-Mare AFC are delighted to announce that midfielder Ollie Chamberlain has signed for the club, arriving from Taunton Town.

Ollie has been a mainstay within the Peacocks midfield across the last nine years, playing a huge part in their success which has included two promotions, two FA Cup First Round appearances, and two years in the National League South.

Describing himself as a “high intensity” player, Ollie is capable of featuring in midfield as a box-to-box midfielder, in the No.10 role as an attacking midfielder, on the wing or even as a right wing-back.

On securing Ollie’s signature, Manager Scott Bartlett said:

Ollie is a brilliant signing and will be a fans favourite.

“He has been a top performer for years and again this season in tough circumstances, understandably had a lot of options and we are delighted he has chosen us as the best place for him.

“Ollie is versatile which is important to us, he has an eye for a goal and is very industrious. We think his energy, consistency and directness will add to our team.

“We explored getting him during January but he wouldn’t leave his club during the season and I admire that, he will be a real asset to us and is a top, top signing”.

Ollie said:

I can’t wait to get started here at Weston.

It’s a team I know well and seeing their progression over the last few seasons, it’s clear to see that they’re a club on the up.

“The facilities are great as well as the fans and I’m excited to be a part of that, and help the team kick on again.

“I look forward to seeing you all”.

About Ollie

Ollie began his youth career playing youth football for Bishops Lydeard and Galmington Dragons in between a short spell in the Exeter City Academy at a young age, before he joined Taunton’s Under-18 setup in the summer of 2011. He helped the young Peacocks side win the Somerset Floodlight Youth League South Division title in the 2011-2012 season, while also making five appearances and being an unused substitute twice for their first team during the same campaign.

In the summer of 2012, he signed for Southern League Division One South & West side Bridgwater Town where he managed to score one goal in 17 games, an unused substitute 13 times. He helped the first team finish runners-up in the 2013 Somerset Premier Cup, and also featured once for the Bridgwater Reserves in the Somerset County League Premier Division.

He joined Western League Division One side Wellington in the summer of 2013, netting regularly from an attacking midfield position, before returning to Bridgwater Town in the 2014 summer and going on to play regularly in their midfield for the next 18 months.

In November 2015, he returned to hometown club Taunton Town in the Southern League Division One South & West, becoming a key cog under Leigh Robinson and his successor Rob Dray.

With Ollie at the heart of their side, Taunton reached the Southern League Division One South & West Playoff Final in 2016, reached the FA Cup First Round in 2016, they were knocked out of the Southern League Division One South & West Playoff Semi-Finals in 2017, lifted the Somerset Premier Cup in 2017 against Weston, eventually won the Southern League Division One South & West title in 2018, reached the Southern League Premier South Playoff Semi-Finals in 2019, made the Somerset Premier Cup 2019 Final, won the Southern League Premier South title in 2022 and made the FA Cup First Round in 2022.

Interested in sponsoring Ollie for the 24/25 season? Email commercial@wsmafc.co.uk

Want to see Ollie in action for the new campaign? Head to our club store and purchase our Early Bird season ticket before the 31st May – Purchase online HERE.

Everyone at Weston-super-Mare AFC would like to welcome Ollie to the club, and wish him all the best when pulling on the Seagulls shirt.

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