Aaron Hardy has become the fourth player from last season’s squad to make the move from Farsley Celtic to Tadcaster Albion.
He will be joined at the i2i Stadium by Aiden Savory, Pete Davidson and Chris Howarth, as well as former Farsley player Josh Grant.
Hardy signed for the Celts at the start of the 2012/13 season and after a positive start to the campaign he earned himself a move to Guiseley in the then Conference North midway through the season. He re-signed for the club for the start of the 2013/14 season and remained with the club until his departure to the Brewers this week.
He made 56 appearances for the club in all competitions last season and will fondly be remembered for captaining the side to promotion and the County Cup in his final season for the Celts. Vice Captain Hardy took the armband following the departure of Paddy Miller in January and was influential in inspiring the team to the success that they achieved.
Speaking of his decision to move on Hardy commented, ‘It’s been a tough summer after the success of last season and I never expected to be leaving the club. It was a really difficult decision as I’ve had four or so fantastic seasons here but in football things change quickly and ultimately that’s what happened here’
‘There are no hard feelings towards anyone and I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone at the club for making me feel welcome and part of a fantastic non league club.’
I’ve made a lot of friends here who I will stay in touch with long after Ive left. A special thank you to Neil Parsley and Mark Jackson for giving me the opportunity to start enjoying my football again and always looking after me, and to Gaz Liversedge for the class work he did to help me back to fitness after a full season out’
I am sad to be leaving but at the same time very excited with the new opportunity at Tadcaster. Hopefully maybe our paths will cross in a cup competition this coming season. I would just like to wish the team and the Management all the very best for the season ahead’
Everyone at the club would like to thank Aaron for his efforts over the last few seasons and wish him all the best at his new club. Manager Adam Lakeland added ‘I’d like to join everyone at Farsley Celtic in thanking Aaron for his services to the club. He has been a great servant and we wish him well for the future’