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Tom Whelan (Footballer)

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Tom Whelan (Footballer)

Tom Whelan
Personal information
Full name Tom Whelan..[1]
Date of birth (1995-12-16) 16 December 1995 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Weymouth FC
(on loan from Yeovil Town FC)
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Verwood FC 38 (19)
2015 Poole Town FC 6 (1)
2015-2019 Salisbury FC 198 (42)
2019-PRESENT Yeovil Town FC 8 (1)
2019 → Chippenham FC (loan) 9 (1)
2020 → Weymouth FC (loan) 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Early life[edit]

Tom Whelan (born 16 December 1995) is an English footballer who plays for Weymouth FC, on loan from Yeovil Town FC. He was born in Liverpool, England.

Career[edit]

Whelan began his senior football career with Verwood FC in the 2014/15 Season [3]. Whelan plays primarily as a central midfielder however has the versatility to play in a more advanced or more defensive role.

In 2015, Whelan began playing for Poole Town FC where in his initial games despite his age was lauded as making a "significant contribution" despite being "only 19" by then-manager Tom Killick.[4]

Later that year Whelan found a more permanent home in the non league set-up when he joined Salisbury FC. Manager Steve Claridge held onto Whelan almost exclusively until 2019 (there was a brief hiatus as Whelan moved back closer to his roots in Liverpool and made an attempt to become involved in Professional Football). Upon Whelan's return to the club manager Steve Claridge said "He was with us since the start of our new club and had been one of our best players. He will take us to a new level[5].

In 2019 Whelan signed his first professional contract[1] with Yeovil Town FC where since joining he has enjoyed two loan spells. An initial one to Chippenham FC[6] followed by a second to Weymouth FC[7]. Prior to these two loan spells Whelan had already featured in fixtures for Yeovil Town FC; playing 8 fixtures [8] including a goal against Ebbsfleet United in a 3:1 victory [9]. During his short stint with Chippenham FC Whelan featured in the first round of 2019/20 edition of the FA Cup on behalf of his loan club. They were eliminated conclusively, losing the fixture 3 goals to nil with Whelan playing the full 90 minutes [10]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tom Whelan - Midfielder - First Team - Yeovil Town". www.ytfc.net.
  2. https://www.ytfc.net/teams/first-team/midfielder/tom-whelan2/}
  3. "Verwood Town Football Club Squad Page". www.vtfc.co.uk.
  4. "Poole Town: Deadly Devlin at the double but boss marvels at new boy Whelan". Bournemouth Echo.
  5. "Salisbury welcome back popular midfielder". Daily Echo.
  6. "Chippenham Town sign Yeovil's Whelan on loan | Non League Daily".
  7. "Whelan joins on loan". December 26, 2019.
  8. https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/tom-whelan/leistungsdaten/spieler/691063
  9. https://www.skysports.com/football/ebbsfleet-vs-yeovil/414196
  10. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50290463


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