8 December 2023
Bromley Football Club can today announce that Reeco Hackett-Fairchild has joined Sky Bet League One side Portsmouth for an undisclosed Club record fee.
The fee from Portsmouth triggered an automatic release clause included in Reeco’s contract following his signing from Charlton in July 2019.
Despite losing a prized asset, the Club are extremely proud to add Reeco to the number of players who have represented the Club with such professionalism, developing under the guidance of the Club and Neil Smith. Whether it be players on loan, or our own, Reeco joins a number of players such as Louis Dennis, Luke Woolfenden, Brandon Hanlan, Rarmani Edmonds-Green and Alfie Doughty, who have all gone on to play in the Football League following spells with the Ravens. This further enhances the reputation of the Club in the professional footballing world, which is something we take great pride in.
The Club and first team management are fully aware that this leaves a hole in the squad, but as always, the Board of Directors will support Neil in his efforts to bolster the squad and remain on track for achieving the aims set out at the start of the season.
Manager Neil Smith was keen to thank Hackett-Fairchild for his efforts; “I’d like to sincerely thank Reeco. When he came in on loan from Charlton last year, he really helped the cause during a difficult time. Signing him permanently in the Summer was a major coup, as I know plenty of other Clubs were after him then too.”
He was also quick to acknowledge the impact the 21 year old had in the Ravens’ blistering start to the season; “He started the season like a house on fire and gave us the start we really needed as a team. He’s done so well that he’s attracted the attention of Portsmouth, and for him to sign for them is a massive achievement for not only him, but the Club too.”
“It shows we’re doing something right. We’ve done it before this too, even with loan players who’ve come in from Championship Clubs and then gone back and straight into their first teams. We’re disappointed to lose him but also very pleased for the young man.”
Everyone at Bromley Football Club would like to thank Reeco for his efforts with us, and wish him the best of luck in his exciting new chapter.