2 March 2024
Bromley Football Club are delighted to announce that Academy graduate Ben Krauhaus has signed a new deal with the club.
The 19-year-old, a product of our Academy and U21’s set-up here at Bromley FC, has made 20 league appearances so far this season, not only cementing his place in the men’s senior team, but becoming a fans’ favourite too.
Krauhaus first made a name for himself in our famous FA Youth Cup journeys of 2020 and 2021. He netted a late winner at Fratton Park as the young Ravens beat Portsmouth 2-1 to reach the Third Round for the first time ever. It proved to be deja vu for Ben the following season as he popped up with another last minute strike to secure back-to-back Third Round progression, beating Forest Green Rovers 4-3 away from home.
He then became a regular for our U21 Professional Development Squad, playing under current First Team coach Steve Aris.
During his time with the PDS, he caught the eye of Andy Woodman and it wasn’t long before he made his senior debut, coming on as a substitute in our 1-0 win at Dover Athletic in 2021 during that successful FA Trophy run.
To gain regular men’s football, Krauhaus then joined Walton & Hersham on loan where he helped them gain promotion from the Cherry Red Combined Counties League Premier Division South. Slightly closer to home, he then signed a loan deal with Cray Wanderers where he’d reunite with team-mate Kellen Fisher.
Continuing to shine away from Bromley FC, including a hat-trick for Cray against Brightlingsea Regent, meant it wasn’t long before he would receive another senior team nod from Woodman. However, this time, he was here to stay.
Ben was recalled and went on to feature 11 times for the Ravens during the remainder of the 2022/23 season, scoring his first goal in the process, an equaliser at home to Dagenham & Redbridge.
The youngster has continued to impress this season and has become a regular starter, featuring in almost every game this season, netting two further goals against Solihull Moors and Wealdstone in the FA Cup respectively.
Ben becomes another Academy graduate who has gone on to be an inspiration for the next generation and we look forward to watching his development continue.