Will Hoare

Personal Information

  • DOB: 22/02/1997
  • Place of Birth: Croydon, South London
  • Height 6’0 - 182m
  • Weight 141lb – 64kg

I have been at Crystal Palace FC since I was 8 years old. I played consistently in each age group and was offered a two year apprenticeship when I was 16. At 18 I was given a one year professional contract. My strong leadership skills ensured that I have been captain of every age group from under 9 to under 18.Throughout my association with CPFC I have always endeavoured to maintain an exceptional level of professionalism.

Personal Statement

I am a consistent, hardworking and versatile midfielder, with the ability to affect the game both creatively and defensively. I am composed on the ball with good ball retention skills in possession, good technique, vision and varied passing range. I can play in all roles in the midfield such as the number 6,8 or 10, to utilise my accurate long passing ability to create goal scoring chances when playing deeper in the number 6 role but when playing more advanced as box to box midfielder I can use my weight of pass and like to arrive in the box to score goals and make assist. I am an effective set-piece and penalty kick taker. Able to play off two feet displaying a high level of technical ability in receiving and turning in 1v1 situations. I am comfortable in receiving the ball in tight situations where my clever close control and range of passing can quickly transition play from defence to offence.

In addition to creative attributes, I am also capable of excelling as a defensive midfielder combining tenacity, tactical intelligence, tackling and have an ability to read the game.

Achievements

  • CPFC Academy captain every age group under 9 to under 18
  • English Independent Schools National Under 15 cup winner Whitgift School 2010/2011
  • English All Schools National under 16 cup winner Oasis Academy 2011/2012
  • CPFC Academy player of the year Under 15
  • CPFC Players player of the year Under 15
  • Offered a professional contract at 18 years old at senior level
  • Scottish FA Development call ups under 16/17/18
  • East Grinstead Players’ Player 2017/2018
  • East Grinstead Supporters’ Player of the season 2017/2018
  • East Grinstead Managers’ Player of the season 2017/2018