Casuals skipper Joe Hicks has announced he will be leaving the club.
Joe announced his decision on Twitter earlier this evening.
Joe joined the club in the summer of 2017, having already played for Corinthian Casuals and Hampton & Richmond. Joe settled into the side and promptly became a huge fans’ favourite, helping the team secure promotion via the play-offs at the end of his first season.
Following the departure of Daryl Coleman, Joe was handed the armband and proved his leadership qualities as he picked up the player of the month award for the first two months of the season. Unfortunately, an horrific leg break suffered early on in our home game against Hartley Wintney in January brought his season to a very premature end. Joe was the heartbeat of the side and was a massive loss to the team for the remainder of the season, although he was often seen at games home and away and his name could still be heard being sung behind the goal during most games.
The Hicks family were always in attendance even when Joe wasn’t playing and his dad Steve was pretty much the only Casuals fan there at Taunton away on a cold November evening when we lost 4-0! So thanks as well to the Hicks family for their support, home and away, throughout Joe’s time at the club.
As a player, Joe gave everything and left everything on the pitch. He was tough as old boots on it, but just as professional off it and was the consummate professional throughout his time with the club. He ended his time at the Casuals with 11 goals from 88 games.
We wish Joe and the Hicks family all the best and will always welcome them back at the Hub.