Rhys Marshall signs his new contract. Also pictured are Glenavon Manager Gary Hamilton and Vice Chairman John Sinnamon. Photo by Philip Hawthorne
Glenavon FC is delighted to confirm that Rhys Marshall has tonight signed a three year contract with the Club.
Speaking to the website this evening Rhys said “I always wanted to stay at Glenavon as I’ve loved my time here so it was just a matter of sorting out a few details on the deal.
“It’s been tough this season but we’ve had three good seasons before that and of course expectations among the fans were naturally high but to finish in the top six again was still an achievement. We weren’t conceding as many goals but the problem was we didn’t score enough. Hopefully the arrival of big Mitch (Andrew Mitchell) will make a difference to that next season.”
Rhys, who scored six goals this season, is hoping to improve on that tally as he will be featuring more in central midfield next season.
Gary Hamilton was of course delighted to successfully finalise negotiations with Rhys. “In my opinion he’s one of the top three players in the country and, as I keep saying, he has the potential to play across the water. Wherever I ask him to play, week in and week out, he’s a top player and since he moved to centre midfield last season he started to score more goals.
“Cardiff City were over watching him at the play-off final and their assistant manager was really impressed with him,” the Glenavon boss concluded.
Just two ‘Match 3’ winners tonight. Jackpot for next week is £2100.
The Annual General Meeting of Glenavon Football and Athletic Club Limited will take place on Monday 12 June 2017 at 7pm in the Bedeck Suite at Mourneview Park.
Further details of the meeting will be provided on this website in due course.
Any persons wishing to stand for election to the Board of Directors for 2017/18 should have their nominations, proposed and seconded, with the Club’s Football Administrator not later than 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017.
ANDY KILMARTIN and DAVID ELEBERT have turned down the offer of new one-year contracts with Glenavon. Both players have now indicated their intention to leave Mourneview Park.
Andy Kilmartin in action at Solitude. Photo by Alan Weir.
David Elebert clears the danger. Photo by Alan Weir.
Andy, who turns 35 during next season, has been offered a two year deal with improved terms at another club and for family reasons has decided to accept the financial package on offer.
Meantime David, 32, has declined an appearance-related contract and will seek to continue his involvement in the game elsewhere.
It has been club policy under Gary Hamilton not to offer players over 32 years of age more than a one year contract.
Gary said today “I wish to thank Andy and Dave for their services to the club. In my opinion they were two of the best pros I have ever worked with, both in my playing and management days. I’m gutted to lose the two of them but understand and respect their reasons and wish them all the best in the future. They will always be welcomed back to Mourneview.”
Colin Crawford makes the draw. Photo by Maynard Collins.
The Mega Draw 2 May draw took place at Lurgan Golf Club this evening following the Glenavon Golf Classic. Many thanks to former player, Colin Crawford, for conducting the draw. Prize winners were:
£1,500 Alan Kinnin 131
£500 Stephen Preston 266
£250 Peter Cardwell 195
GFC Season Ticket Gary Simpson 220
Signed Shirt Chris Walker 288
VIP Match Day Experience Stephen Hyndes 317