Bluebirds bring in Amadi-Holloway
Defender last played for Hereford in the National League North.
Chippenham Town FC are delighted to announce (subject to relevant clearance), the signing of 30-year-old centre-back, Aaron Amadi-Holloway from Hereford FC.
Aaron joins the Bluebirds from the Bulls after a standout season for Hereford in the National League North last season that culminated in Amadi-Holloway being named Hereford’s Player of the Year. Aaron of course will be no stranger to some of his teammates this season including his centre back partner from last season at Hereford, Luke Haines who has also signed for the Bluebirds following his time at Edgar Street.
A local lad, Aaron started his career coming through the system at Cardiff City, he joined up with Bristol City whilst representing Wales at Under-17 and Under-19 level. During his time at Bristol City, he was sent on a loan to then Conference side, Bath City. Released from Bristol City without an appearance to his name, he spent 4 games with Newport County before finding a real home with Wycombe Wanderers. He would go on to play over 50 games for the Chairboys and at this point, solidified himself as a solid player in the EFL with time at Fleetwood, Oldham Athletic and Shrewsbury all yielding a big return on appearances scoring some 15+ goals along the way in the Football League!
In an interesting move for Amadi-Holloway, he left Shrewsbury in 2019 to join Robbie Fowler of Liverpool and England fame at his new job in management for the Brisbane Roar in the A-League. Fowler must have liked Aaron as he followed Robbie to East Bengal in the Indian Super League. On his return to England, he joined up with Burton Albion, before heading to Hereford the following year.
A big 6ft 2in defender is always going to command attention, but what is noticeable about Aaron is his athleticism and experience to go along with his presence and size.
We are very excited about this one, and we caught up with Chippenham Town manager, Gary Horgan to give us his thoughts about the capture of Amadi-Holloway.
Aaron has a versatility that is invaluable at this level. He can play at both ends of the pitch and was Hereford FC’s player of the year last season operating mainly as a centre back. Having been with us a couple of weeks, you can see why. He has power and pace but also a really good footballing intelligence and skill.
I hope the fans will get to see exactly why we are really excited to add a player of this quality and experience into a young and talented group.
We are looking forward to catching up with Aaron over the weekend as we head on the road to both Cribbs and Hungerford on Friday and Saturday respectively and I am sure we will get his thoughts on the challenge ahead this season, signing for Chippenham and how it feels to be a Bluebird!