Charlie Ten-Grotenhuis | midfield

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6ft 3"


A tall, combative utility player who joined Hednesford in December 2020 after a successful trial period

A former member of the Farnborough youth academy, Ten-Grotenhuis joined Vanarama National League South side Hampton & Richmond in the summer of 2016 and broke into the first team midway through the season, making six appearances and scoring once. His form and potential caught the eye of Bristol Rovers, who signed the youngster in July 2017 on a one-year contract as part of Chris Hargreaves' U23 side

He returned to non-league football in October 2017 with a month's loan at Gloucester City, making four appearances for the Tigers in Vanarama National League South before spending a month out on loan at Evo-Stik Southern League side Paulton Rovers later in the season

A return to step two towards the end of the 2017-2018 season saw Ten-Grotenhuis join Gosport Borough for a short spell before returning to Bristol Rovers, where he was released at the end of this contract

The summer of 2018 saw Ten-Grotenhuis sign a permanent deal with Vanarama National League South side Hungerford Town which saw him become an ever-present at step two with thirty starts and three goals for the Crusaders

After three months of the 2019-2020 season, the midfield man was on the move once more as he returned to Farnborough for a three-month spell at Cherrywood Road. In January 2020, he made the move to the Midlands to join Southern League Central side Stratford Town, playing alongside future Hednesford players Kyle Rowley and Courtney Richards

His stay at Stratford was a brief one, as he returned to Paulton at the end of the month on a deal until the end of the season, which was curtailed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic

In December 2020, Ten-Grotenhuis joined Hednesford on trial and impressed sufficiently to see manager Keenen Meakin-Richards offer the player a deal ahead of the league restarting. He made a clutch of appearances for the Pitmen before the season was brought to a halt and subsequently voided in early 2021

The utility man followed a number of the 2020-2021 squad in signing a new deal with the Pitmen ahead of the forthcoming 2021-2022 season


* Denotes playing records removed after the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons were voided due to coronavirus pandemic