Swifts Sign New Number 1 : Nick Erye
Heybridge Swifts are delighted to announce the signing of former Spurs,Dagenham & Redbridge,Rushden & Diamonds,& Bishops Stortford keeper Nick Erye
Mark Hawkes today announced the signing of former Spurs,Dagenham & Redbridge,rushden & diamonds & bishops stortford keeper Nick Erye.
This bio was taken from website www.keepersunited.co.uk
Nick Erye has represented England at both Schoolboy and under 17 levels,began his career as a 6 month apprentice
at Spurs before signing a two and a half year pro contract that kept him at the club until May 2005.Having made 15
reserve team appearances and 1 subs bench appearance for the first team as understudy to Englands number 1 Paul
Robinson was released and made his way into the nationwide conference in search of first team football with Grays
athletic. During this time played 25 conference games and a handful in both the FA trophy and FA cup and helped
the club to a third placed finish in their first conference season and a second consecutive FA trophy win,
during pre season 2006 was allowed to leave in search of regular first team football and after a successful trial
signed for Rushden and Diamonds FC for which he became the first choice and played a further 25 games, winning the
player of the month awards for October and November, also a call up to the England C team came during his time with
the diamonds. A change of manager saw the termination of his short term contract and a brief months trial spell at
Histon FC, Before a move to the Conference leaders Dagenham and Redbridge FC who went on to win the league comfortably.
The following season moved to St Albans city FC again to further gain first team experience, was voted player of the
month for August, September and December and was rewarded by a loan move to his former club Grays Athletic FC where
he played the 12 of the remaining 15 games before an ankle ligament injury forced him to miss the end of the season.
Nick most recently played for Bishops Stortford Fc the Blue Square Conference south and continued to gain valuable
first team experience at an ever increasing strong level. Having won both the fans and players player of the season
in 2008/09 season Nick stayed loyal to Bishops Stortford for the current season and became club captain mid way
through October 2009.Nick most recently signed for Chelmsford City FC in the Blue Square south and has added strength
to an already strong squad who are aiming for promotion via the play offs.Having accumulated over 200 games at a high
level of non league football Keepers United has flourished due to both Nick's enthusiasm and huge experience of the game.
THFC Perry Suckling
Since I coached Nick when he was a youngster at Spurs he was always destined to be a fantastic coach as well as a Goalkeeper.
Unfortunately the way Football has gone has meant that Nick was deemed to small to play at the highest level.
This however I feel will be of great benefit to those who he will subsequently coach.
Technically he was one of the best Goalkeepers that the club and even country produced over the last few years which was reflected in his numerous England youth appearances.
I am delighted that Nick has set up his own Goalkeeping school to give youngsters the chance to learn from a Goalkeeper who may well still make his way up the football ladder to a level more befitting of his ability.
Well done Nick - Perry Suckling THFC