26 February 2024
Bromley Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of young midfielder Archie Burnett from Isthmian League Premier Division side Margate.
The 18 year midfielder old is no stranger to Hayes Lane, having been part of both the U15s and U16s within the Club’s Youth Academy, where he played an important role in the U15s reaching the JPL Trophy final back in 2018. As a youth player, he was also selected to play for Kent and did so for four years. Prior to joining Bromley, he spent time in the ranks of Crystal Palace.
Following his time at Hayes Lane, he moved on to Margate, where his talent and drive would earn him a place in the First Team. He made his debut in the FA Cup aged 17, as Margate faced Hayes & Yeading United. During the 2020/21 season, Burnett was spotted by National League South side Tonbridge Angels, where he eventually signed on dual-registration. However, he was unable to make any appearances as the season below the National League was soon curtailed.
During his time with the Gate, he made 15 appearances in the First Team, playing every match until the season came to an end as a result of the pandemic. He has also featured as a trialist in a number of pre-season matches so far for Bromley and will now form part of the Club’s First Year Pro setup.
Archie was delighted to return to Hayes Lane, and commented: “I’m really happy to join the Club and I’m excited about the opportunities it will present for me. It’s a great Club which gives young players a chance and I’m looking forward to getting started.”