South Shields defender Adam Curry has completed a move to Sky Bet Championship side Hull City.
The 18-year-old, who has made 12 appearances for Shields this season, leaves Mariners Park with the best wishes of everyone at the club.
Adam has signed a professional deal with the Tigers after a successful trial, and will immediately link-up with the Yorkshire club’s Under-21s side.
As part of the move, Hull have agreed to send their Under-21 squad to Mariners Park for a friendly ahead of next season.
Commenting on the switch, Adam said: “This is a massive opportunity for me and I’m delighted to be joining Hull.
“I’ve worked very hard to get an opportunity in professional football, so to have now got one is huge for me.
“Playing for Shields has helped me massively. I’ve been able to show that I can mix it in the men’s game and I’ve matured a lot over these few months.
“I’d like to thank the management, because they could have stuck me on the bench and just given me minutes here and there, but they didn’t.
“They gave me a chance to show what I could do and I’m really grateful for that. I’d like to thank everyone involved at the club, and I will miss it here.
“I can only wish the club all the best for the future, and I hope they progress as high as possible.”
Manager Jon King added: “It’s great news for Adam, and I’m pleased for him that it has been sorted out.
“It has been a bit of an uncertain time for him, as he has had a few trials and clubs haven’t been giving him a definitive answer.
“He has definitely got what it takes to make it professionally, and I think he can go as far as he wants.
“Some parts of his game will need working on, but he will get that with full-time training at Hull.
“I’d like to wish Adam all the best for the future.”
Good luck, Adam!
IMAGES: Peter Talbot and Hull City.
Five South Shields players – along with kitman George McLaughlin – have taken on the Dizzy Goals challenge.
George was joined by Adam Curry, Jonny Wightman, Stephen Ramsey, Gareth Young and Dale Connor in taking a penalty after running around a ball 13 times.
The online campaign was started to raise awareness of Global Goals, ahead of the UN summit later this month.
The targets of the summit are to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change by 2030.
The Dizzy Goals challenge has been taken on by some of the biggest names in football, including Gareth Bale, Alan Shearer and Theo Walcott, so we decided we would have a go. The results are in the video above…
For more information about the Dizzy Goals Challenge, search for the hashtag #dizzygoals, Twitter account @TheGlobalGoals and website globalgoals.org
Video shot by Daniel Prince.
The club is delighted to confirm the signings of five new players after they impressed during pre-season.
Goalkeepers Gareth Young (main picture) and Ryan Beal (above) have joined South Shields from Spennymoor Town and West Allotment Celtic respectively, and are now set to compete with Steven Hubery for the No1 jersey at Mariners Park.
Left-back Adam Curry (above), formerly of Seaham Red Star Under-18s, has also completed a move to the Mariners, while midfielder Adam Sakr (below) has joined after leaving Bishop Auckland.
A further addition to the squad is midfielder Kenny Ball (below), who has returned to Shields having played 13 times for the club in his first spell at Mariners Park.
We would like to welcome all five players to the club, and wish them all an extremely successful time at Shields.