|Date of birth||2 April 1967|
|Place of birth||Canterbury, England|
|1984||Gravesend & Northfleet|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Canterbury, he began his career playing for the youth teams of Dover and Gillingham and went on to play for a number of Kent-based non-league teams, including Canterbury City, Herne Bay and Sittingbourne. He also managed Canterbury and Folkestone Invicta, and worked as Youth Development Officer for the Kent County Football Association.
Hare later became Head of Youth Development for Gillingham. In December 2004 he served as acting manager after the resignation of both Andy Hessenthaler and caretaker manager John Gorman. The following year he left Priestfield Stadium to become Head of Education and Welfare in the academy system at Crystal Palace, and made a brief playing comeback at the age of 38.
In 2007 he joined Dover Athletic as assistant to Hessenthaler, the club's new manager, who is also his brother-in-law. When Hessenthaler began his second period as manager at Gillingham in May 2010, Hare also returned to Priestfield, as youth team manager.
Hare is married to Alison, a nurse, and has three children, Josh, Chloe and James. The children were born following "pioneering" treatment after Hare's fertility was affected by a childhood bout of mumps. Josh is a professional footballer who plays for Gillingham.
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