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Shaun Wilkinson

(Central Midfield)
Born 1981
Shaun has a long history with the Hawks that dates back to Christmas 2001, when he first came on loan to the side after spending two years rising from the youth to the senior team at Brighton & Hove Albion. He made quite an impact in the midfield during his first stay with the Hawks, and was redrafted on loan again eight games into the 2003/04 season before signing a two and a half year contract in November 2003.

After making just four appearances as a fully-fledged Hawk he followed departing manager Mick Jenkins to Weymouth in January 2004, but failing to make an impact at the Terras returned to the Hawks on a month’s loan in December 2004… and then went back again when Garry Hill’s revolutionary arrival started Weymouth’s meteoric rise to the Conference National.

Shaun was the first player to leave the Terras in January 2007 when the club’s financial collapse saw the entire team transfer listed, and he signed a new contract with the Hawks. He has become a reliable member of the midfield and fans have forgiven his chequered past, recognising his no-nonsense 128 match contribution to the Hawks overall with the nickname ‘Sergeant Wilko’.

Unfortunately a long term injury suffered at Bishop’s Stortford in October 2009 kept Shaun off the pitch for the remainder of last season.

Released May 2011.

Picture Dave Haines