Weston-s-Mare AFC are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Sky Bet League One side Barnsley for the transfer of Brad Ash for an undisclosed fee.
Brad has been developed by Weston-s-Mare Football Club having joined the club at 16 years old. He broke through as a regular this season, under Ryan Northmore who also coached him in the youth team. This season Brad has scored 14 goals and has set the National League South alight including a hat-trick against St Albans.
Alongside his playing duties Brad has been coaching an age group in the juniors and helping out with the Seagulls In The Community Conference Trust School Project. His bubbly character has helped to inspire many young individuals and there is no doubt he will be sorely missed.
Weston Director of Football, Ryan Northmore said “Brad has been excellent to work with, he fully deserves his chance in League One and he is a shining example of what can be achieved for our academy players. We have a partnership with Churchill Academy and we are already planning for the next ‘Brad Ash’ to break through.”
Ash said “I’ve been given the chance to play at National League level and it’s given me the platform to move into Professional football. I’ve worked under Ryan for three and a half years and it’s been a fantastic experience. I have loved my time at Weston, the fans have been great to me and my team-mates have been great. I’m proud of my time at Weston but the opportunity to play in League One was too good to turn down.”
Everyone within Seagulls In The Community would like to thank Brad for all of his hard work and wish him all the best on this new chapter in his life.