Kiernan Hughes-Mason

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Kiernan Hughes-Mason
Personal information
Full name Kiernan Peter Hughes-Mason[1]
Date of birth (1991-10-22) 22 October 1991 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Hackney, London, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger / Striker
Club information
Current team
Hastings United
Youth career
1999–2006 Arsenal
2006–2007 Tottenham Hotspur
2007–2009 Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Millwall 2 (0)
2010 Cheltenham Town (loan) 0 (0)
2010 Tooting & Mitcham United (loan)
2010 Tooting & Mitcham United (loan)
2011 Chelmsford City (loan) 6 (0)
2011 Tooting & Mitcham United
2011–2012 Kettering Town 12 (1)
2012 Grimsby Town 11 (2)
2012–2014 Welling United 54 (11)
2013 Concord Rangers (loan) 4 (1)
2014 Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 3 (1)
2014 Maidstone United 9 (0)
2014–2016 Leatherhead 112 (31)
2016 Walton Casuals 5 (1)
2016– Hastings United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 November 2016.

Kiernan Peter Hughes-Mason (born 22 October 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Hastings United.

He has previously played for Milwall, Cheltenham Town, Tooting & Mitcham United, Chelmsford City, Kettering Town, Grimsby Town, Welling United, Hayes & Yeading United, Maidstone United, Leatherhead and Walton Casuals.

Career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Hughes-Mason started his career at the age of seven, playing alongside Jack Wilshere and Emmanuel Frimpong in the youth ranks at Arsenal.[2] At the age of 14, he was deemed too small by the club and released. He then joined local rivals Tottenham Hotspur for a season, but failed to earn a scholarship at the club. Following his release, Hughes-Mason was offered a scholarship with Millwall, who had had played against earlier in the season.[3]

Professional career[edit]

After two years in the youth section, Hughes-Mason made his professional debut for Millwall in August 2009 and the age of 17. Named on the bench the following game, he struggled to break into the team and joined Cheltenham Town in April 2010. However, he failed to make an appearance for the League Two club, where he remained until the end of the season.[4]

In July 2010, Hughes-Mason went on trial with Swindon Town alongside PSG forward Yoann Arquin but was unable to impress and later returned to Millwall.[5] In August 2010, he joined Tooting & Mitcham United on a one-month loan, before returning for a second spell in November 2010.[6]

In February 2011, Hughes-Mason joined Conference South outfit Chelmsford City on loan and made six appearances in the latter stages of the season.[7] At the end of the 2010–11 season, he was released by Millwall.[8]

Hughes-Mason trialed with Burton Albion in July 2011, and Grimsby Town two weeks later, but was unable to earn a contract with either club.[6]

Semi-professional career[edit]

In August 2011, Hughes-Mason re-joined Tooting & Mitcham United on non-contract terms, before earning a move to Kettering Town in October 2011.[9] Despite his previously unsuccessful trial, he returned to Conference Premier club Grimsby Town in January 2012, and remained with the club until the end of the season.[6]

In May 2012, the striker completed a move to Conference South side Welling United, where he earned promotion back to the Premier division in his inaugural season with the club.[10] Scoring 11 league goals and making 49 appearances in all competitions during the season, he couldn't have the same impact in his second campaign.[11] Hughes-Mason made 15 league appearances during the 2013-14 season, and joined Concord Rangers on loan in December 2013.[12] He also had a brief loan at Hayes & Yeading United, scoring once in three appearances.

Following his departure from Welling United late into the season, Hughes-Mason joined Maidstone United for the remainder of the campaign, making nine league appearances.[13]

In July 2014, he joined league Isthmian Premier Division rivals Leatherhead. A successful first season saw Hughes-Mason feature regularly for the recently promoted club with 21 goals in all competitions. He remained in the first team set-up the following season with 14 goals, and added another two to his tally during the 2016-17 season. Continuing to feature regularly under newly appointed manager Jimmy Bullard, he recorded 14 appearances in all competitions prior to his departure.[14]

In October 2016, Hughes-Mason joined Isthmian Division One South side Walton Casuals.[15] He scored his first goal for the club in his second appearance, netting in a 3-2 win over Hastings United.[16]

In November 2016, he was snapped up by league rivals Hastings United.[17] Hughes-Mason scored on his debut with a 90th-minute goal in a 7-0 victory at Chatham Town, and opened the scoring three days later when making his home debut in a 3-0 win over Greenwich Borough.[18]

International career[edit]

Hughes-Mason was born in the London Borough of Hackney, and is of Antigua and Barbudan, Dominican and Grenadian descent.[19] In August 2012, he was called up to the Antigua and Barbuda Under-20 squad, who he qualifies for through his mother, for the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship qualifiers against Dominica, Grenada and Curaçao.[19] However, when Hughes-Mason reported to the games, he was unable to play due to a mix-up regarding eligibility as he did not meet the age criteria.[20]

Personal life[edit]

During his spell with Welling United, Hughes-Mason divided his time studying sports coaching at the University of East London and coaching football at St. Francis' Catholic Primary School in Stratford, London.[3] He was appointed as manager of Leatherhead Under-18s in September 2015.

Career statistics[edit]

As of matches played 22 November 2016.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Millwall 2009–10[21] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[22] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2009–10[21] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chelmsford City (loan) 2010–11[23] Conference South 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Kettering Town 2011–12[24] Conference Premier 12 1 0 0 1[a] 0 13 1
Grimsby Town 2011–12[24] Conference Premier 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
Welling United 2012–13[25] Conference South 39 11 4 0 6[b] 1 49 12
2013–14[26] Conference Premier 15 0 2 0 2[c] 0 19 0
Total 54 11 6 0 8 1 68 12
Concord Rangers (loan) 2013–14[26] Conference South 4 1 0 0 1[d] 0 5 1
Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 2013–14[26] Conference South 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Maidstone United 2013–14[27] Isthmian Premier Division 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Leatherhead 2014–15[28] Isthmian Premier Division 42 17 1 0 1 0 4[e] 4 48 21
2015–16[28] Isthmian Premier Division 42 10 2 1 1 1 4[f] 2 49 14
2016–17[28] Isthmian Premier Division 12 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 14 2
Total 112 31 3 1 3 1 8 6 126 39
Walton Casuals 2016–17[29] Isthmian Division One South 5 1 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 6 1
Hastings United 2016–17[18] Isthmian Division One South 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Career total 204 47 10 1 3 1 19 7 236 56
  1. ^ a b Appearance in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Four appearances in FA Trophy, one appearance and one goal in Kent Senior Cup, 1 appearance in London Senior Cup
  3. ^ One appearance in FA Trophy, one appearance in Kent Senior Cup
  4. ^ Appearance in Essex Senior Cup
  5. ^ Two appearances and one goal in FA Trophy. One appearance and one goal in Surrey Senior Cup.
  6. ^ One appearance and one goal in FA Trophy. Three appearances and one goal in Surrey Senior Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kiernan Hughes-Mason profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Jack Wilshere, Emmanuel Frimpong and friends". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  3. ^ a b "After teetering on edge of extinction three years ago, Welling United are preparing to enter the top tier of non-League... Sportsmail talks to some of their title-winning heroes". Daily Mail. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "BBC Sport - Football - Midfielder Scott Brown makes return to Cheltenham Town". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  5. ^ "Swindon trial Millwall striker Kiernan Hughes-Mason". BBC Sport. 15 July 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c Douglas, James. "One To Watch: Kiernan Hughes-Mason". www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  7. ^ "Striker signs on for Robins". skysports.com. Sky Sports. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Transfer Out". www.millwall-history.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  9. ^ "Hughes-Mason to Rejoin Mariners". 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  10. ^ "Kiernan Hughes-Mason". Kent Sports News. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  11. ^ Sessions, George. "Welling striker Kiernan Hughes-Mason raring to go after signing new deal". Bexley Times. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  12. ^ "Hughes-Mason joins the Beach Boys". www.wellingunited.com. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  13. ^ "Hughes Mason leaves the Wings". www.wellingunited.com. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  14. ^ "Kiernan Hughes Mason - First Team - Leatherhead Football Club". www.leatherheadfootballclub.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  15. ^ "Stags sign Kiernan Hughes-Mason - Walton Casuals FC". Walton Casuals FC. 2016-10-21. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  16. ^ "Walton Casuals | Walton Casuals v Hastings United". Football Web Pages.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-26. 
  17. ^ "Hughes-Mason Joins the U's | News | Hastings United Football Club". www.hastingsunited.com. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  18. ^ a b "Ryman League Division One South | Appearances | Kiernan Hughes-Mason". Football Web Pages.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  19. ^ a b "Kiernan Hughes-Mason relishing Antigua and Barbuda International call-up". Football Exclusives. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "UEL duo shooting for the top". Newham Recorder. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Kiernan Hughes-Mason in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Kiernan Hughes-Mason in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Kiernan Hughes-Mason in 2010/2011 for Chelmsford City". Aylesbury United. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Kiernan Hughes-Mason in 2011/2012". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Kiernan Hughes-Mason in 2012/2013". Aylesbury United. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  26. ^ a b c "Games played by Kiernan Hughes-Mason in 2013/2014". Aylesbury United. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Kiernan Hughes-Mason in 2013/2014 for Maidstone United". Maidstone United. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  28. ^ a b c "Kiernan Hughes Mason - First Team - Leatherhead Football Club". www.leatherheadfootballclub.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  29. ^ "Kiernan Hughes-Mason - Walton Casuals FC". Walton Casuals FC. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 

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