Managers

Lee Bradbury
Lee was appointed manager of the Hawks in October 2012 as the side looked to reverse their fortunes in the Conference South, winning the role ahead of interest from several other heavyweight candidates.

As a player, his illustrious career saw him make over 500 appearances in the football league, starting with the first of two stints at Portsmouth in 1995. A big money three million pound transfer saw him move to Manchester City in 1997, followed by a return to Portsmouth for five seasons via a short run at Crystal Palace.

Having totalled over 100 appearances for Pompey he moved on to play for Walsall, Oxford United and Southend before setting up residence at League One AFC Bournemouth in 2007. Having played 126 games for the Cherries he hung up his boots the day after being appointed caretaker manager of the side in January 2011, and steered them to a sixth placed finish that ultimately saw defeat to Huddersfield on penalties in the League One play-off semi-final.

As a result, his contract was extended in January 2012, before a poor run of form ended his fourteen month tenure in charge two months later.

Lee’s first match in charge of the Hawks came against Basingstoke on October 13th 2012. He started his tenure with a win, just the second of the season, which lifted the Hawks out of the relegation zone. With 31 games remaining at the point he took over, Lee took time to cut underperforming players while relying on a string of impressive loan signings from league sides to bolster the team and eventually finished the season with the Hawks top of the form table.

Last season Lee continued to use the same strategy of loaning players from league sides to add to his squad, and took the Hawks to the semi-final of the FA Trophy as well as the final of the Hampshire Senior Cup. The side also missed a playoff spot by just goal difference.
Shaun Gale
Shaun started as a trainee at Portsmouth in 1988 and stayed six years before signing for Barnet in July 1994. With the then Division Three side he started 125 times in three seasons and then completed a £10,000 move to Exeter in 1997, where he again played over 100 games in three seasons.

Joining the Hawks in August 2000, he made 118 appearances in his first three seasons, however serious repercussions from a broken arm sustained during a friendly in August 2003 kept Shaun off the pitch for the whole of season 03/04, eventually forcing his retirement from playing.

In February 2004 he took up the position as then manager David Leworthy’s right hand man, and remained in the assistant manager role under Ian Baird. Baird’s departure in October 2007 left the path clear for Shaun to assume full control of the side, something he said at the time was the fulfilment of a personal ambition.

Gale’s successes as manager included two significant FA Cup runs, both gaining national exposure and television coverage, as well as taking the side to the quarter finals of the FA Trophy.

After a disastrous run of results in the 2011/12 season, Gale agreed to stand down as manager with six games remaining in the hope the Hawks could avoid relegation. Off the pitch he remained with the club in his other position as Community Manager and was reinstated in his old role as assistant manager by Lee Bradbury in October 2012.

Goalkeepers

Charlie Searle
Charlie is a graduate of the Academy, brought into the side in the 2013/14 pre-season at a time when all three of the Hawks’ goalkeepers from the previous season had either moved on or been released.

Last season he understudied experienced keeper Scott Bevan, making just five appearances throughout, but impressed enough to be retained this season as the Hawks’ reserve keeper.
Ryan Young
Ryan is an experienced non-league keeper who last season ended a seven year tenure with AFC Telford by helping them to the Conference North title. He was part of the Hednesford Town side that won the FA Trophy in 2004 and has also played for Chasetown, Nuneaton and Hucknall. He made an immediate impact with the Hawks, scoring a goal with an upfield clearance against Bath City five games into the season in August.

Defenders

Daniel Blanchett
Danny’s career has seen him play everywhere from the Southern League Premier to National League One, before he joining the Hawks on contract terms in June 2013.

He started life as a youth player at Queens Park Rangers before moving on to Isthmian League sides Northwood, Hendon and Harrow Borough. From there in 2006 he joined Cambridge City, and two of his 33 appearances there came against the Hawks in the Conference South.

Bigger things awaited however, and Danny joined Peterborough United in 2006 for a four season run that saw him make appearances in League Two and then League One as the Posh rose up the ranks. While at Peterborough he also made appearances on loan at Hereford United and AFC Wimbledon.

For the 2010/11 season Danny joined Crewe Alexandra in League Two and played 39 games, following that with a year at Burton Albion and another at York City at the same level. He finished the 2012/13 season playing 17 games back at Cambridge City in the Southern Premier.

In his first season with the Hawks Danny quickly became a regular in defence, clocking up 47 appearances in all.
Warren Cummings
Warren started his career at Chelsea but never made it into the first team, and instead was loaned out several times: Bournemouth 2000–01, West Bromwich Albion 2000–01 and 2001–02, and Dundee United in 2002–03.

Following his return from Dundee United, Warren was again loaned to Bournemouth, for a three-month spell, before signing a permanent deal with the club.He went on to make 23 appearances for The Cherries in that season, helping them win promotion via the playoffs. In the following season he established himself as a first team player, making 46 appearances in total and scoring 2 goals.

The 2004–05 season brought a playoff push with Warren playing an important part and scoring 3 goals. However, during an away derby with Swindon Town in March 2005, he suffered a double broken leg in a crunch tackle. Nonetheless, Warren signed a new deal with Bournemouth in the summer of 2006. He made his league return as a late substitute in the 3–0 defeat to Chesterfield at the start of the2006–07 campaign. In June 2007 Warren signed a new two-year deal with Bournemouth.

On 29 June 2012 it was announced that he has signed with League Two club AFC Wimbledon. He played a total of 9 league games for the Dons before being released from the club on 10 July 2013. On 16 August 2013, Warren joined Southern League Premier Division side Poole Town before joining the Hawks in November 2013.
Ed Harris
Ed started his career at Queens Park Rangers and also played a part in AFC Wimbledon’s push for league status in 2010/11, playing 16 league games for the promotion winning side. While there he went on loan to Hayes and Yeading for 13 games.

After moving to Dover in 2011 he played 31 games for the side in all competitions between August and March 2012, but was one of eight players released from the Crabble three days after the end of the 2011/12 season. He then signed for the Hawks in July.

Proving to be one of ill fated manger Stuart Ritchie’s more successful signings, Ed quickly became a regular in defence and in his first two seasons played 81 games.
Josh Huggins
Josh is a right sided defender who started his career as a youth player at Aldershot. He has also played for Hampton and Richmond Borough, Didcot Town and Crawley, and spent the last two seasons at Farnborough Town.
Harry Medway
Harry is a young left sided defender who has been with Portsmouth FC since 2004. Having made it as far as being a second year scholar, he was released at the end of the 2013/14 season and joined the Hawks shortly afterwards, from where he was put out on loan to Bognor Regis Town for three months at the start of the 2013/14 season.
Pedro Monteiro
Pedro goes by the name Pelé and is of Portuguese origin, where he played the first ten years of his career, including a stint in the top flight with Belenenses.

He then moved to Southampton in July 2006 for a fee rumoured to be a million pounds and played 37 games for the Saints before moving on to West Bromwich Albion for the two seasons following in another £1 million move. 24 appearances later, and after West Brom’s relegation from the Premiership, Pedro moved on to Falkirk in the Scottish League and in recent seasons has appeared for Northwich Victoria, Hednesford Town and last season Hayes and Yeading Utd before arriving at Westleigh Park at the end of March, playing five games at the end of the season.

By the end of the 2013/14 season Pedro had amassed 41 appearances for the Hawks in all, and this season has assumed a player/coach role at the club as he works toward his UEFA B licence.
Dan Strugnell
Dan is a young AFC Bournemouth defender who came to the Hawks on loan in December 2012 to provide cover for injuries to Ryan Woodford and Ed Harris. His loan was then extended to the end of January, and he ended up staying the rest of the season installing himself as a regular with 22 games under his belt by May.

His evident skill made it look unlikely that the Hawks would secure his services beyond the end of the season, but having been offered contracts by both Bournemouth and the Hawks in May 2013, to the delight of fans he opted to stay at Westleigh Park.

Since then he has become an integral member of the team, playing 73 games over his first season and a half.
Ryan Woodford
Ryan is a product of Portsmouth’s Academy system, rising as far as claiming the number 48 shirt in the first team during the 2008/09 season. He was released in the summer of 2009 after being a regular fixture in the Premiership club’s Under-18 side and joined the Hawks shortly afterward.

Quickly becoming a member of the starting eleven, Ryan played 19 games before sustaining an injury at Maidenhead in November 2009 that kept him off the pitch for all but six games of the 2010/11 season.

Fit again for the start of the 2011/12 campaign, he again began making regular appearances and eventually rose to the position of team captain, but his tenure with the Hawks continued to be blighted by injury problems. During 2012/13 after a consistent start he appeared just once a month from January onward, amassing 20 games in all.

The 2013/14 season however saw Ryan back to form, and a regular member of the side who by the end of the season had played 117 games overall.

Midfielders

Liam Bradbury
Liam is another young prospect recently released by Portsmouth FC. He has played football locally and is currently on loan with Fareham Town FC.
Nic Ciardini
Nic has played football for Farnborough at youth, reserve and first team levels and says in his time with the club played over 200 games. He joined Lewes from Farnborough in July 2011, staying with the Southern League side until re-signing with Farnborough in February 2012.

During 2012/13 he also proved himself as a goalkeeper when Farnborough were unable to replace Craig Bradshaw, but left the side immediately at the end of the season and signed a two year contract with the Hawks in May. In his first season at Westleigh Park he quickly became a much loved regular, playing 55 games.
Scott Donnelly
Scott started his career at Queens Park Rangers, making a first team debut at the age of 16 in 2004 that saw him begin to make inroads into professional football. Blighted by injury however he was eventually released in 2007 and has since moved between a wide variety of league and non-league clubs.

His longest spell came between 2007 and 2010 with Aldershot Town, where he appeared 71 times and scored 15 goals. Since then he has spent time with Swansea, Wycombe Wanderers and Newport County before joining Farnborough in the Conference South for the 2013/14, from where he joined the Hawks in mid-January 2014 after playing 20 games. He then played a further 21 games for the Hawks to the end of the season.
Brian Dutton
Yorkshire born Brian has played for a considerable number of non-league sides since his debut with Pickering Town in 2003. Locally he has had spells with Weymouth, Eastleigh and Dorchester, but most notably spent three seasons with Salisbury City from 2010-14 amassing 140 appearances and scoring 9 goals. During this time he was made captain of the ill-fated side, and twice led them to promotion.

This was his second tenure with the Whites, and Brian originally trialled with the Hawks after his first departure from Salisbury in summer 2009, playing two friendlies. He rejoined the Hawks at the start of the 2014/15 season.
Alek Przespolewski
Alex came to the attention of Lee Bradbury while playing football on the Isle of Wight, where he was a regular scorer for Newport and Braiding. Bradbury brought him to Westleigh Park for the 2013/14 pre-season, where he impressed enough to be kept on, scoring the final goal in the 6-1 friendly against Fareham.

Last season he became something of a super-sub, appearing more from the bench than he did in the starting line-up, but this didn’t stop him scoring nine much needed goals.
Perry Ryan
Perry is a graduate of Portsmouth’s academy, having originally joined the side’s youth setup at the age of eight. He signed a professional contract with the club at the age of 18, and during the 2010/11 pre-season featured in the touring side that lifted the Edmonton Cup in America. He has also captained the Portsmouth Under-18 side.

In December 2010 he joined Bognor Regis Town on loan for a month, and ended up staying with the side until the end of the season. He then switched to the Hawks at the start of the 2011/12 season and has played 123 games in his first three seasons as a versatile utility midfielder.
Brian Stock
To follow.
Ben Swallow
Ben started his career as a schoolboy at Cardiff before joining Bristol Rovers, where he signed a professional contract in 2008. He stayed with Bristol for four seasons playing 40 games, also making appearances for Taunton, Bridgewater, Chippenham, Mangotsfield and Bath City on loan.

From there he moved to Newport County via a short spell at York City, and was part of the side that won promotion to the Football League in the 2012/13 season. During the 2013/14 season he played for both Bromley and Dartford, and joined the Hawks during the 2014/15 pre-season.
Harry Wedlake
Harry is a graduate of the Hawks Academy, where he impressed enough to be invited to first team training in the 2013/14 pre-season. He featured as a substitute in early pre-season games but dropped off the team sheet as Lee Bradbury refined his side.

Forwards

Bradley Bubb
Bradley’s early career was with Hendon and Queens Park Rangers before he signed for Chalfont St Peters in 2006. Over two seasons he played 82 games and scored 52 goals for the Buckinghamshire side, before moving on to Beaconsfield SYCOB for 2008/09 and then Farnborough, where he played 88 games and scored 40 goals between 2009 and 2011.

This took him to Aldershot Town in 2011, where he made his league debut in August that year. With the Shots most of his time was spent on loan with a succession of Conference sides: Basingstoke, Eastleigh and Woking. Bradley then spent a season in Belgium with Royal Antwerp before rejoining the Shots in January 2014, and then the Hawks in the summer.

He is also a Grenada national player, and has made 11 appearances for the side.
Alan Connell
To follow.
JJ Hooper
Jonathan James Hooper, known as JJ, is a young striker set to make a name for himself with his robust style of attacking football. In his short career to date he has been on the books of both Newcastle United and Northampton Town, and has had loans at Darlington, Workington, Alfreton and Farnborough - where he scored six goals in ten appearances last season. Widely tipped as one to watch.
Shamir Mullings
Shamir started his career with Southend United in 2012, and stayed with the side until the end of the 2012/13 season having spent time on loan with Thurrock, Tilbury and Harlow Town.

In June 2013 he signed with Bromley, from where he went on loan to Thamesmead six months later, and joined the Hawks after being released at the start of August 2014.
Ben Wright
Ben signed for the Hawks from Eastleigh in December 2014 on a contract that will keep him at Westleigh Park until the end of the 2015/16 season.

Basingstoke born, he started his career at the Camrose in 2005 and has since amassed a wealth of football experience appearing for almost 20 different teams, including Peterborough United during 2009/10.