We are pleased to announce the signing of Caleb Summerfield following a successful trial with the club.
Caleb, originally from the South West, has recently moved to Wiltshire and we were alerted to his availability and received some great reports including one from his previous manager.
Caleb who can play in a number of positions, primarily featuring as a right-sided fullback or wingback. He is comfortable in a back three on the left or right and started off his senior career at Saltash United at 17.
After playing in the Dallas Cup, Caleb was scouted for a scholarship resulting in him spending three years in the US for Rich Mountain and Brewton Parker. After his return in the summer of last year he played in the Western Premier division for Millbrook where he received many plaudits for his performances.
Caleb is looking forward to the challenge. "I'm very happy to be signing for Frome Town, I wanted a new challenge this year and I believe this step up will definitely provide that for me. I am looking forward to getting to work with the lads and for the season to get underway."
Manager Danny Greaves had this to say about his latest acquisition: "I am extremely pleased to have Caleb onboard for the upcoming season. He has been in since day one and has been as dedicated as they come, working hard and earning a deal. He knows he has competition in his position, like we do everywhere, but he is willing to knuckle down and fight which shows what sort of character we are getting. He has been solid in pre-season across a number of positions, and that versatility is so important at this level."
We are also delighted to announce the signing of Thomas Duffin. Thomas, who is US-born but holds dual British citizenship, has recently moved to the UK.
He is no stranger to this part of the world due to his family roots and has been over on a number of occasions, participating trials at clubs like Glasgow Rangers and Crystal Palace as recently as this spring.
While in the US, Thomas featured for Orlando City. He won two Florida State Championship victories for Pine School in 2022 and 2023 and played USL 2 soccer league for FC Florida.
He spent a few weeks on trial at Bath City in July before we were alerted to his availability. Following some impressive displays in our last three games, he has put pen to paper.
Thomas adds: "I’m hugely excited to have signed for Frome. The club and amazing supporters will be a huge stepping stone in my football growth. I look forward to being a part of this great club."
Danny Greaves had this to say on his American addition: "Thomas is new to the UK and this level of football. It will be interesting to see how he handles the physical and direct nature of the Southern League. He has great technical ability and a wonderful left foot. I'm really looking forward to working with him and seeing him progress."
Don't miss Caleb, Thomas and the rest of the Robins' squad in action tomorrow at Badger's Hill!