Shrivenham Forward Zac Skinner has left Oxfordshire and crossed the border into Wiltshire signing for fellow Premier Division club Royal Wootton Bassett Town.
Zac pictured left with manager Chris Hurley spoke about his departure, the player was grateful to the club and its former manager Gareth Davies for giving him his break in the senior game, but he felt the time was right for a new challenge.
“Shrivenham is a great club with even better people around it,” he said ahead of his first game for his new side. From the moment I arrived at Barrington Park I was looked after by everyone involved – especially the management and the senior players and I have to offer Gareth [Davies] a massive ‘thank you’ for giving me the opportunity to break in to the senior game.”
Under the old regime last season, Zac made 6 appearances in the Development side, scoring 9 goals – an impressive record that saw him given the opportunity to break in to the First XI on a more regular basis and he picked up 5 goals and two Man of the Match awards in 19 appearances in the uhlsport Hellenic Premier League which gave him a great footing to progress his footballing career.
Despite initially signing for new manager Chris Hurley in the summer, the opportunity to play at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground proved to be too great a lure and speaking about his move to Bassett, he concluded: “I’m looking forwards to a new challenge. It’s another great club with amazing facilities. Again, the management have been great with me so I can’t wait to get going – but I leave Shrivenham with some great memories and wish the club the best of luck for the season.”
Zac made his season debut in the Wiltshire clubs 1-0 away victory in the FA Vase on Saturday afternoon, coming on as a first half substitute against Stonehouse Town.
Everyone at Shrivenham would like to thank Zac for all his efforts in the blue and white hoops, and wish him the best of luck for the future.