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Ben Killip signs new deal

12 July 2021

Club News

Ben Killip signs new deal

12 July 2021

We are delighted to announce Ben Killip has signed a new deal with the club ahead of the 2021/2022 EFL season.

Ben puts pen to paper to stay with the club for a third seasonafter joining from Braintree Town back in May 2019.

The goalkeeper was enjoying a great run in form last season making 29 appearances for Dave Challinor's side before damaging his elbow ligaments in a league game against Boreham Wood in April, ruling him out for the rest of the season.


Isleworth-born keeper started out his career at Chelsea, joining the club as an

Under-9 and working his way through the ranks to play for their Under-18s

before joining Norwich City in 2013.

He built up

his senior experience with loan spells at King's Lynn Town and Lowestoft Town

prior to joining Grimsby Town for a season before his move to Braintree where

he made 38 appearances.

Killip's eye-catching displays also won him recognition on the

international front and he won two England C caps during 2018/19, playing

against Estonia Under-23s in October and Wales in March.

Dave Challinor gave his thoughts on Ben putting pen to paper:

Ben committing to the club is

another from the group that we're delighted to keep. He made big strides last

season in terms of his maturity and decision making and thankfully his injury

didn't derail our progress significantly. He's worked really hard to come back

and is obviously keen to get going having missed games in the last part of last

season. Next year will be a new challenge for him, like all of us but we feel

he can develop further and help us move forward.

We also spoke to Ben Killip aftersigning his new contract:

I'm absolutely delighted to re-sign with Hartlepool, last season was the best year of my career and haven't enjoyed being at a club as much as I have with Hartlepool. With the ambition of the club and the plans for the future it's something I wanted to been a part of. 

I cannot wait for the new season,

it's going to be surreal having the fans back in at the Vic and thankfully

we've managed to get the club back to where they belong. The atmosphere around

the club is fantastic and long may it continue.

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