Saul Halpin

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Saul Halpin
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-10-25) 25 October 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Bodmin, England[1]
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hawke's Bay United
Youth career
2007–2009 Torquay United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Torquay United 7 (0)
2013 Bideford (loan) 4 (0)
2013–2014 Bideford 6 (1)
2014 Shortwood United 7 (0)
2014 Westfields ? (?)
2014– Hawke's Bay United 37 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:39, 5 February 2014 (UTC).

Saul Halpin (born 25 October 1991) is an English midfield footballer who plays for Hawke's Bay United after previous spells with Torquay United and Bideford.


Halpin came through the college set-up and youth team at Torquay United and was offered a professional contract during the 2009-2010 season. His progress impressed the Torquay coaching staff as well as more senior players within the first team squad and manager Paul Buckle was quick to praise the left midfielder: "We have extended Saul's contract and he is now committed to the club for a further three years which is fantastic. The special thing about Saul is his age. He has come back looking very bright; he can go past people and has already upset a few of the senior players."

Halpin signed his second professional contract at Torquay United on 9 July 2010, months after signing his first professional contract, signing a three-year contract extension.[2]

His Torquay debut came as a second-half replacement for fellow winger Danny Stevens in an FA Cup clash with Crawley Town on 29 January 2011. His league debut came several days later, where, once again, he came on as a second-half substitute for Danny Stevens.

In March 2011, Halpin had a trial with Derby County and impressed with a hat-trick in a 7–1 win against Nottingham Forest reserves.[3]

In March 2013 Halpin was loaned to Bideford for one month, along with teammate Karl Baker.

At the end of the season, he was released by Torquay United along with six other players.[4]

He joined Southern League side Shortwood United in January 2014.[5]

After a short spell with Midland Alliance side Westfields he moved to New Zealand to play for Hawke's Bay United.[6]

At the end of the Stirling Sports Premiership 16/17 season after scoring 12 goals in the league for Hawkes's Bay United, Halpin signed for Miramar Rangers.


  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 541. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  2. ^ "Midfielder Saul Halpin signs new deal at Torquay United". BBC Sport. 9 July 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Triallist bags a hat-trick as Reserves cruise to easy victory against Forest". thisisderbyshire. 30 March 2011. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Halpin coup for Shortwood United". Non League Daily. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Westfields up to second". Hereford Times. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 

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