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First new signing of the close season, and it’s a new role for a experienced player

We are delighted to announce our first off season signing, in the form of our captain for the last two seasons, Luca Havern. 

Luca has agreed to join our management team in a slight change of role which sees him sign as player/coach for the 23/24 season.

Showing huge loyalty to the club and management team over the last 5 seasons, it’s a significant step for the club and Luca, to replace the large boots left last season when previous player/coach Ryan Toulson left. 

We look forward to seeing Luca playing next season, helping our push for automatic promotion back to the National League North, and his impact off the field with young and old players alike. 


Luca Havern

I’m really happy to be staying with the club and to have progressed into a player/coach role. I feel that it is a natural progression for me at this stage in my career and jumped at the chance to continue to work with Bows, Bosh and the players. We are all going to use last seasons disappointment to fuel us to be successful next season. Have a good summer BPA fans and see you all soon, Luca. 

Mark Bower

I am delighted that Luca has agreed to stay with us for another season firstly in a playing capacity but also taking his first step into a coaching role. 

As a player he has been excellent for us over the past few seasons both in his performances and his influence on the players around him on the pitch. 

He has been captain at numerous clubs and brings a wealth of non league experience, has the respect of the players around him, and will be a valuable addition to the coaching staff.