26 February 2024
Congratulations are in order for both Jude Arthurs and Corey Whitely who have recently surpassed 100 appearances for the club.
Saturday’s trip to Kidderminster saw Arthurs hit his landmark when he came on in the 27th minute to replace Ben Krauhaus.
Jude joined Bromley’s Academy from Gillingham’s Youth set up and broke into the first team squad with some impressive performances in the Under 18s side, from which Manager, Neil Smith, gave him his debut on 7 January 2020 for the Kent Senior Cup tie, ironically against his old Club, Gillingham, where he came on as a 67th minute substitute for Alan Dunne.
Since then he has become an important part of the team, playing in his midfield position, and occasionally filling the right full-back position.
The 22-year-old made 42 appearances in all in his first full season at this level, as well as winning an FA Trophy medal, and last season his appearances totalled 38, whilst he has contributed 7 goals.
As for Corey, he made his 100th appearance in the final game of last season against Chesterfield in the Vanarama National League Play-Off Semi-Final on the 7th May.
Corey first signed for Bromley – on loan from Newport County – in January 2020 where he made eight appearances and scored one goal in the process.
He then spent the next season on loan at Boreham Wood, before signing permanently for the Ravens at the commencement of the 2021/22 season, after being released by the Welsh Club, where he has become an important member of the First Team squad.
Corey completed 44 of the 53 fixtures that season, and was on target on five occasions, unselfishly squaring the ball to Michael Cheek to score the goal that brought the FA Trophy to Bromley for the first time at Wembley on that memorable day in May 2022.
Last season, Corey again had a full campaign appearing in 48 of the 51 League and Cup games, where he contributed another six goals, brining his total goal tally to 12.
In his whole career, Corey has made over 450 appearances for various other Clubs which include: Enfield Town, Dagenham & Redbridge and Ebbsfleet United amongst others, and scored in excess of 100 goals.
Written by John Self