24th March 2017 By Richard Harvey

Dover Athletic Academy starlet Christopher Barnard has signed a deal keeping him at Crabble until May 2018

The midfielder has played twice this season for boss Chris Kinnear’s side in the Kent Reliance Senior Cup wins against Herne Bay and VCD Athletic.

In other news, young centre-back George Essuman, who joined Whites from Ryman League North side VCD Athletic on a two-year contract earlier this month, has gone out on loan to National League South side Oxford City.

Essuman will stay with Oxford until the end of the season.

Striker Tyrone Marsh has also joined Welling United on loan as he looks to get some games after his knee injury.

Academy Manager Mike Sandmann said,

We are extremely pleased for Chris, since joining the Academy he has worked hard in training to get given the opportunity to train with the first team. We tell players to make full use of the opportunities you are given and he has done just this.

We have an excellent record of progressing players into the first team and football and the Academy staff couldn't be more pleased that another one has been given a contract.

I am hoping this is the start and we have more players progress into first team football after they finish their two years with us.


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