After the massive success we had with the Hashtag Academy almost two years ago, we can now reveal that it is back!
Whether you fell just short last time, have been released from a football club in the past, or an injury stopped you from making it in the professional game; whatever your story, we want to hear it!
In running the academy process last time, we managed to find Scott Pollock. If you don’t already know who that is, Scott actually won the whole thing last time out, and ended up playing for the Hashtag United first-team, including at Wembley where he was named Man of the Match over Steven Gerrard!
Amazingly, Scott has since gone on to sign for his boyhood club Northampton Town, where he recently made his first start for the League Two club, managed to grab an assist, and was also named as the Man of the Match! He’s also made it onto FIFA as well!
As well as Scott, many other success stories came out of the Hashtag Academy – over 10 people from the last series have gone on to play for the Hashtag United first-team, including Jemel One Five and Daniel Adjei.
Teenager Scott Pollock has earned glowing praise for his attitude and quality from his manager and a team-mate after Saturday's impressive debut display https://t.co/bhP8XYetnW pic.twitter.com/h06BLEDKGn
— Northampton Sport (@chronsport) April 15, 2019
So, if you decide to apply and end up winning the series this time around, you will win a place in our first-team for the 2019/20 season!
But not only that! You will also get your hands on a one-year contract with the club worth up to £5,000, as well as the honour of becoming an adidas Glitch athlete, where you will be given a very special Glitch sponsorship package!
That’s what the winner will be rewarded with, but if the level of talent is anything like the first series, there is still the chance that you’ll get the chance to play for Hashtag United even if you don’t win the whole thing!
As you will probably have seen, we recently managed to win the league title! Which means that we have also earned promotion into the ninth tier of English football – step 5.
We actually did it. @hashtagutd Eastern Senior League South CHAMPIONS 2018/19
Promoted to 9th division of English football (Step 5 non-league) in our 1st season of non-league football.
Thank you to everyone on & off the pitch that made it possible. Just getting started #️⃣♥️ pic.twitter.com/QHjSSMiH3v
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) April 17, 2019
As a result, we’ll be looking for a certain calibre of player.
What we’re after is a player who has had previous academy or non-league experience, and somebody who can commit themselves to the football club.
In terms of position, anyone can apply! If you’re a goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, winger or striker, get applying using the link down below!
Make sure you stay tuned on our social pages for updates, and if you don’t want to get involved and would rather watch the series unfold, stay posted for all the latest videos on our YouTube page!
Best of luck! As always, don’t forget to Hashtag it!
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