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Chadsmoor Wanderers
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Full nameChadsmoor Wanderers Football Club
Founded29 April 2017; 5 years ago (29 April 2017)
GroundCannock Stadium, Chadsmoor
OwnerBenoit Dodd
ChairmanBenoit Dodd
WebsiteClub website

Chadsmoor Wanderers Football Club is a newly formed football club based in Chadsmoor in the UK. It is owned by a 16 year old entrepreneur Benoit Dodd, who wants to go from grassroots football, to the premier league and win competition matches.

This club was formed in 2017. We are currently in the process of recruiting new team players, and that is where you come in. Join us on our journey, we're currently looking for 16-18 year old's to join. We have a management team that is passionate about the club growing to its full potential, currently in the process of getting some amazing deals for the club. There are big plans for the future. stay tuned... This club also has an eSports team which you are more than welcome to join, and compete in major gaming tournaments on behalf of the club brand. Even if you can't play or don't want to, but are still interested in the club's journey, then follow us on our socials and become our fan. wear our merch with pride, and look out for our brand new kit.


Hashtag United Football Club was formed in March 2016 by Spencer Owen, a football YouTuber who went by the name Spencer FC. Owen had begun making YouTube videos in 2013 as a student at the University of Reading, and the team initially consisted of friends from school and university.[1]

From their foundation, the team primarily played five, seven and eleven-a-side exhibition matches, which were filmed and uploaded to their YouTube channel. By September 2016, the team's Instagram account had over 100,000 followers, their Twitter account 41,000, and a 'penalty challenge' video uploaded to YouTube had accumulated over one million views. Hashtag United played various teams including a Comedians XI whom they beat 19–1, Google, the GB Deaf Team, Barawa and a Manchester City staff team, with opponents fielding former professional footballers such as Paul Dickov, Graeme Le Saux and Ray Parlour, and celebrities including Omid Djalili. At one point in 2016, the club was rumoured to be interested in signing professional footballer Adebayo Akinfenwa.[1] In 2017 the club won the EE Wembley Cup, a competition that Owen had created in 2015.[2] The team included Scott Pollock, who went on to sign professional terms with Northampton Town.[3]

Ahead of the 2018–19 season, the club joined the English football league system, initially being placed in Division One of the Spartan South Midlands League, before being moved to the Eastern Counties League after appealing that it was more suited to their Essex roots.[4] After joining the pyramid, Spencer Owen stepped down as manager and was replaced by former East Thurrock United assistant manager Jay Devereux. Their first competitive match was a 3–2 away loss to Little Oakley on 4 August 2018.[5] The club's first league season saw them reach the semi-finals of Division One Knock-Out Cup.[6] They went on to win the Division One South title, earning promotion to the Essex Senior League.[7] The 2019–20 season was abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic with the club second in the league, a point behind the leaders and with three matches in hand.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season League Level Position FA Cup FA Vase Notes
2018–19 Eastern Counties League Division One South 10 1st of 19 Promoted
2019–20 Essex Senior Football League 9 N/A Second qualifying round Season abandoned

Other teams[edit]

The club currently operates a reserve and development mens side as well as a number of development men and womans youth teams.[8][9] The youth section of the club was merged with Forest Glade for the start of the 2020–21 season.[10][11] In April 2020 the club announced that they would have a women's team, Hashtag United Women, from the start of the 2020–21 season as a result of a merger with AFC Basildon.[12][13][14] The women's team plays in the FA Women's National League, the fourth tier.[15] The club also has an eSports team.[16]

The club operates a Sunday league team, which was established in 2017 under the name West Oviedo and joined Division Two of the Brentwood Sunday League.[17] They were runners-up in their first season and were promoted to Division One. They went on to win Division One in 2018–19.[18] The club also had a team named Hashtag Academy that played in the seven-a-side Next Level Football League.[19]

Colours and badge[edit]

Hashtag United's colours are yellow and blue.[20] The club's first kit was a yellow shirt, with blue sleeves, shorts and yellow socks. In January 2017, the club signed a kit deal with Umbro until the end of 2018. This saw the club's colours changed to blue, with yellow streaks down the side of the shorts. This kit deal was the first of its kind for an amateur team.[21] The club's first shirt sponsor was EE.[22] From 2017–18, the shirt sponsor was online game Top Eleven.[23] The online gambling company 188 Bet were briefly the sleeve sponsor of the club. Ahead of the 2018–19 season, the club signed a new kit deal with Adidas, which saw the club's home shirt returned to the traditional yellow and blue they had originally worn.[24]

The club's badge is yellow and blue, with the club's name emblazoned on the horizontal lines of a hashtag symbol.

Kit History
Season Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
2017 Unkown Unknown
2017–2018 Unkown
2018– Unknown Unknown


After joining the Eastern Counties League, the club began playing at the Coles Park Stadium, groundsharing with Haringey Borough.[25] In April 2019, following promotion to the Essex Senior League, Hashtag United announced that the club would move to Tilbury's Chadfields for the 2019–20 season.[26] In March 2020 the club stated that they would move to the Len Salmon Stadium, home of Bowers & Pitsea, for the 2020–21 season.[27] The women's team plays at Canvey Island's Park Lane ground.

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 September 2020[28]

Men's Team

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Anthony Page
England GK Jamie Jackson
England GK Tim Pitman
England DF Luis Berkane
England DF Sam Byles
England DF Ryan Cosson
England DF Jack Harrison (captain)
England DF Reece Hewitt
England DF Jamie Hursit
England DF Ryan O'Rawe
Montserrat DF Simon Peddie
England DF Farai Tsingano
Cyprus DF Tom Williams
England MF Tom Anderson
No. Position Player
England MF Matt Carter
England MF Samraj Gill
England MF Ross Gleed
England MF Lee Hursit
England MF Albie Keith
England MF Kris Newby
United States MF Joshua Osude
Germany MF Jesse Waller-Lassen
England FW Toby Aromolaran
England FW Joe Gregory
England FW Harry Honesty
England FW Neil Richmond
England FW George Smith

Women's Team

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Imogen Riches
England DF Mollie Debell
England DF Grace Gillard
England DF Rebecca Smith
England DF Maddie Thomas
England MF Gemma Abela
England MF Cerys Adams
England MF Ella Hill
No. Position Player
England MF Sophie Kelly
Italy MF Stef Paci
England FW Evie Clarke
England FW Jodie Osborne
England FW Katie Pounder
England FW Holly Turner
England FW Kelly Wealthall


Position Name[29][30]
Co-owners Spencer Carmichael-Brown, Alex Osipczak
Chairman Spencer Carmichael-Brown
Commercial Director Seb Carmichael-Brown
Operations Director Neil Smythe
Men's first team manager Jay Devereux
Men's assistant manager Joe Keith
Men's coach Tom Williams
Men's goalkeeping coach Tony Tucker
Men's reserve team manager Kiernan Hughes-Mason
Men's assistant reserve team manager Paul Prosser
Men's development team manager Dennis Simpson
Women's first team manager Jason Stephens
Women's assistant manager Craig Davidson
Women's coach Wayne Rothon
Women's goalkeeping coach Harry Beaver
Women's U23s manager Marc Wilson
Physiotherapists Steve Carmichael-Brown, Will Slaughter, Matthew Feyissa and Alan Richards
Kitman Mikey Rumin
Director of Youth Football Derrick Pearson


  • Eastern Counties League
    • Division One South champions 2018–19
  • EE Wembley Cup
    • Winners 2017

See also[edit]

  • Hashtag United F.C. players


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bysouth, Alex (6 September 2016). "Hashtag United & the YouTube generation: Football's future?". BBC News. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. EE scales up Wembley Cup experience to reach new audiences Campaign, 27 February 2019
  3. Scott Pollock: Ex-Hashtag United player swaps season ticket for spot in Northampton side BBC Sport, 21 January 2019
  4. Hashtag United: YouTube team can 'bring new fans' to non-league game BBC Sport, 1 June 2018
  5. Hashtag United have conquered YouTube and non-league is next: behind the scenes of a phenomenon FourFourTwo, 16 November 2018
  6. First Division Knock Out Cup 2018/19 FA Full Time
  7. Hashtag United: YouTube side win title in debut non-league season BBC Sport, 18 April 2019
  8. "The Future of Hashtag United Football Club". YouTube. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  9. "It's match day weekend...and it's huuuge". Hashtag United on Twitter. Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  11. "Welcome to the official website of Forest Glade FC | Billericay, Essex". Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  12. HASHTAG'S NEW TEAM!, retrieved 2020-04-20
  13. Whaling, James (2020-04-20). "Hashtag United join forces with AFC Basildon Women to launch ladies' side". mirror. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  14. admin (2020-04-20). "Coronavirus battle: Hashtag United launch women's side with Basildon". The Non League Football Paper - Daily football news. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  15. "AFC Basildon Girls U18". Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  16. Hashtag United, a unique symbiosis of virtual and real-life football FIFA, 28 December 2018
  17. Hashtag join Sunday league Hashtag United on YouTube
  18. 2x champions? Hashtag United Sunday League S2E10 Hashtag United on YouTube
  19. Meet the teams! - Next Level Football League Next Level Football League on YouTube
  20. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named TNL
  21. YouTube football team Hashtag United sign kit deal with Umbro until 2018 Daily Mirror, 24 January 2017
  22. INTRODUCING HASHTAG UNITED! Hashtag United on YouTube
  23. NEW KITS & NEW SIGNING! - HASHTAG UNITED Hashtag United on YouTube
  24. Hashtag United: Inside story on the rise and rise of YouTube's No.1 football team Daily Mirror, 17 October 2008
  25. We'll be moving home next season... Hashtag United, 25 April 2019
  26. WHERE'S OUR NEW HOME? - ASK DEVS ANYTHING #3 Hashtag United, 25 April 2019
  27. Hashtag United launch first Hashtag Academy sports and education programme Hashtag United, 12 March 2020
  29. Hashtag United vs Clapton Hashtag United
  30. Hashtag UTD FC WOMEN vs ENFIELD TOWN LFC Hashtag United

External links[edit]

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