Announcement – Clapham withdraws from 2017/18 Dragons squad

Aaron Clapham, has advised the club he is unable to commit for the remainder of this season and is therefore no longer available to play for Canterbury United.

The following is a statement from Aaron –

Unfortunately, due to time constraints and having a young family, I will be stepping away from my involvement with Canterbury United. I have a full-time job as Football Development Manager with Cashmere Technical and run my own US Scholarship business which is getting busier every year. Most importantly though, I have a wife and three-month old son who will always take priority.

I have been open in my communication with the club about this being a potential issue – from our first meeting months ago – and we have been hoping to find a suitable arrangement that would work for all parties but, unfortunately, we have not been able to make that happen.

I have been involved in the club for the best part of a decade and it has played a huge part in my life. This has not been a decision that has been made lightly, but for me, my family will always come first.

I wish the team all the best for the rest of the season and I look forward to seeing you down at English Park to cheer the players on.

Aaron Clapham

Canterbury United supports Aaron and his young family in this decision and though disappointed to lose his services for the ISPS Premiership, understand that parenthood can change a player’s focus.