Phoenix Sports’ Ben Allen has joined Gillingham on a two-year deal.
Allen, only 17 years old, played for the club’s youth sides, academy, reserves and first team and has now earned the chance to prove himself on the bigger stage.
In October in the Kent Senior Cup, he scored a wonder free-kick against Gillingham when playing for the first team. Allen made several appearances last season, also scoring a last-minute winner at Sittingbourne.
The club say that ‘all at Phoenix get immense pride when seeing youngsters develop at the club and we are looking forward to watching Ben progress in to the Gillingham First Team and move on with his career.’