Shane Hobbs

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Shane Hobbs
Personal information
Full name Shane Michael Hobbs
Date of birth (1985-04-30) 30 April 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Highridge United
Youth career
000?–2003 Bristol Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Bristol Rovers 2 (0)
2003–2004 Clevedon Town (loan) 32 (12)
2004–? Mangotsfield United
000?–2005 Frome Town
2005–2006 Hallen 23 (5)
2006–? Totterdown Port of Bristol
000?–2008 Taunton Town
2008 Clevedon Town 1 (0)
2008–2009 Henbury (32)
2009–2010 Highridge United (27)
2012–2013 Greyfriars Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:52, 19 February 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Shane Hobbs (born 30 April 1985)[1] is a former professional footballer, who played in The Football League for Bristol Rovers in 2003,[2] and currently plays as a striker for Greyfriars Athletic.[3]

Hobbs was a product of the youth system at Bristol Rovers, and was promoted to their professional squad at the beginning of the 2003–04 season. He made his debut on 18 October 2003, when he came on as a 70th-minute substitute for Wayne Carlisle in a Football League Two match against Cambridge United, and was used as a sub again in the same competition on 28 December 2003 when he replaced Junior Agogo in a game against Kidderminster Harriers.[2] While with the club he was sent out on loan to Clevedon Town, where he played 32 times and scored twelve goals in the Southern League.

Following his release from Bristol Rovers in the summer of 2004 he dropped down to non-League football, and played for Mangotsfield United and Frome Town in the Southern League, before dropping down another level to play for Hallen in the Western Football League. He found that he wasn't enjoying playing at this level either, so moved even further down the English football league system to join Totterdown Port of Bristol in the Bristol and Suburban Association Football League, from where he joined Taunton Town.[4]

He made a single substitute appearance for his previous club, Clevedon Town, in 2008,[5] before playing alongside his brother at Henbury in the Gloucestershire County League, where his father was assistant manager. He was the league's top scorer during the 2008–09 season with 32 goals,[3] and moved on to play for Highridge United in the same competition in 2009.[6] shane is currently top goal scorer for south Gloucestershire county league.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2004). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2004–2005. London: Headline. ISBN 0-7553-1311-9. 
  2. ^ a b "Shane Hobbs". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "First XI Squad". Highridge United Football Club. Retrieved 19 February 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Clevedon Target Hobbs". Somerset County Gazette. 8 March 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Clevedon Town FC – 2007/08 Appearances & Goalscorers" (MS Word). Clevedon Town Football Club. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Gloucestershire County League leaders DRG Stapleton are sunk by a Hobbs hat-trick". This is Bristol. Bristol Evening Post. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 

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