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Club, First Team

05 May 2024

Captain Ryan Kinnane extends his stay at Farnham Town

Farnham Town are delighted to confirm that captain Ryan Kinnane will be staying with the Club for the 2024/25 season.

The 29-year-old defender made the move to The Memorial Ground last summer having left Berkhamsted after skippering them to a League & Cup double in 2022/23, winning the Southern League Central Division & Herts Senior Cup.

After initially being installed as the Club’s vice-captain, Kinnane was elevated to captain after Guy Hollis left the Club in January to join Farnborough, but did lead the side for much of the early months of the season as Hollis was sidelined with a knee injury.

Kinnane skippered the Town in 41 of their 54 games in 2023/24 across all competitions, with Farnham winning 36 of those games, losing just twice.

A virtual ever-present for the entire season, Kinnane started the most games for the Town in 2023/24 of all the outfield players in the squad with 50, and opened his account for the Club on the opening day of the season, netting the final goal in a 4-0 win over Harefield United – a former Club of his – in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round.

Ryan would go on to score seven goals across all competitions, including three goals throughout our club-record-equalling run in the FA Vase, while also providing two assists for his teammates.

Considered a true leader in the dressing room and a firm fan favourite, Kinnane will always be remembered as the captain of the 23/24 Farnham Town Invincibles that were promoted to Step 4 for the first time in Club history, and everyone at the Club is thrilled with the news that he will be extending his stay for a second season.

Manager Paul Johnson said: “Ryan was almost like the last piece of the puzzle last summer when we were building the squad for the season. I knew he was an excellent player but he managed to exceed all expectations both on an off the field.

“He raises the bar within the dressing room, is a commanding voice and when he speaks, everyone takes note. He has all the hallmarks of a great captain and leader. He holds his teammates accountable, sets the standards and leads by example on the pitch. Ryan is a proven winner at Step 4 in the past and has played beyond that as well. He’s going to be vital to our success next season and we’re chuffed to bits to have him with us.”

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