Leamington Football Club can today confirm that striker Courtney Baker-Richardson has left the club and returned to the professional ranks of the game, signing a 2 year contract with Premier League side Swansea City.

Courtney leaves having made 74 appearances for Brakes and scoring 26 goals, none more important than the extra time winner in last season’s play off final that helped secure our return to the National League North. It was this form that attracted scouts to our pre season games, and after spending time with Leicester City, who also offered him a deal, he has opted for the move to South Wales as his career takes an exciting turn.

The striker was glowing in his praise for both the club and his manager as he prepared to make the switch, saying ‘My time at Leamington has gone better than expected. I came here with ambition and drive, I just needed the gaffer to take full faith in me. To begin with it was a bit rocky, but we got there in the end. Last season I excelled and just kept on going. I didn’t really want to play on the right wing but for the sake of the team sometimes you’ve just got to dig in and do your job, and it was getting results so obviously from that, being at Leamington has definitely pushed my career on from where it was prior to coming here.’

‘I’ve signed a two year deal with Swansea and will be playing in the Under 23 side, but with a high potential of first team football. If I am scoring goals and performing then they have said that they won’t be going for loan deals if they need players, and will look to push the likes of myself through from the Academy.’

‘Leamington have a big place in my heart, i’m a supporter now. Everything about the club, from the backroom, right through, is class. Any Saturdays I get off, I’ll be coming to watch Leamington!’

While manager Paul Holleran was disappointed to be losing one of his star players he was also very pleased that another was stepping up to the professional game, saying ‘If players get into full time football or get attached to Premier League football clubs then it's good for Leamington Football Club. We’re sorry to see Courtney go, but it’s a great opportunity for him and we hope he does really well. As much as it's disappointing with the timing of it, the kid is 21 years of age, he's done ever so well for us in his time here, and that's part and parcel of what happens. He's been great to work with, put some massive performances in and scored some very important goals. I always say to supporters sometimes, enjoy watching some of these kids, because we've got another two or three young players who I think will go on to do well in the game. As long as when they're with you they conduct themselves well and they work really hard, which Courtney did, like a lot of other players, you look forward to watching their progress, and like other players that have moved on, they always speak very fondly of Leamington Football Club.

Courtney is following in the footsteps of former Brakes strikers Jacob Blyth and Danny Newton in returning to the professional game. We would like to wish him all the very best for his career going forward, and thank him for everything he has done for Leamington Football Club during his time with us. We will be watching his progress with interest, and there will always be a warm welcome for him at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium.

22 February

Leamington FC have launched an exciting new initiative seeking to harness the skills, contacts and acumen within the local business community

...
16 February

Following the home fixture v Blyth Spartans on at 24 February the Vice-Presidents' Club will be holding another of their popular Race Nights

...
16 February

Paul Holleran has moved quickly to fill the gap left by the departure of Kaine Felix by bringing Matty Dodd back to the club from Stourbridge

...
15 February

After a chat with Paul Holleran, winger Kaine Felix has decided to leave Leamington FC. The 22 year old linked up with Brakes in November

...
10 February

What is the Brakes 12th Man Fund?

The 12th Man Fund, already popular with other progressive non-league clubs, is an initiative to

...
04 February

Brakes recently postponed Second Round Birmingham Senior Cup tie versus West Bromwich Albion will now be played on Monday 12th February,

...
22 January

Our Football festival returns for what promises to be the best yet with age groups ranging from U7 to U12 boys. Food and refreshments will be

...
11 January

Paul Holleran has moved to cover the loss of the in form Colby Bishop for the season by bringing in highly rated young forward Daniel Udoh in

...
09 January

The camps takes place on Monday 19th February – Friday 23rd February from 10am – 3pm at:

Leamington Football Club
The Phillips 66

...
08 January

The club wishes to apologise to any fans last Saturday who arrived by car and were unable to see the game having been turned away due to

...
04 January

Brakes home Vanarama National League North fixture v Gainsborough Trinity will now take place at The Phillips 66 Community Stadium on Tuesday

...
01 January

 

Unfortunately the injury striker Colby Bishop suffered in our Boxing Day clash with Brackley Town is a serious one, and he is

...
22 December

Paul Holleran has confirmed that after an approach from Stafford Rangers, Rob Thompson-Brown has decided to leave Leamington to sign for the

...
15 December

The Vanarama National League has released details of the opportunity for ALL football fans to purchase Early Bird tickets for their Promotion

...
11 December

We are delighted to announce that the next guest speaker in our series of Sportsmans Evenings will be former professional footballer and

...
08 December

Reduced admission prices are the order of the day as Brakes commence their forthcoming defence of the Birmngham Senior Cup versus

...
27 November

Brakes will host Stourbridge of the Northern Premier League in the 1st Round of the Buildbase FA Trophy on Sat 16 December 2017

16 November

 

Our Birmingham Senior Cup Second Round tie against West Bromwich Albion at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium will be played on

...
16 November

 

Joel Richards Memorial Cup Second Round
Phillips 66 Community Stadium
Wednesday 15th

...
13 November

 

Brakes have been handed a home tie against fellow National League North side Curzon Ashton in the 3rd Qualifying Round of the

...
03 November

Leamington FC Manager Paul Holleran's efforts in turning round the fortunes of the Brakes team have been recognised with him receiving the

...
01 November

Paul Holleran has boosted his attacking options by completing the signing of pacey young winger Kaine Felix.

The 22-year-old was

...
29 October

 

Our defence of the Birmingham Senior Cup begins with a visit from Premier League side West Bromwich Albion's youngsters in

...
14 October

Paul Holleran has moved quickly to cover the potential unavailability of Tony Breeden for this afternoon's game against York City by signing

...
10 October

 

Gary Ingram's Youth team continued their sparkling start to the season by progressing in the Joel Richards Memorial Cup

...
02 October

All the neccessary paperwork has been completed for the club to be able to announce that loanee Kieran Dunbar has joined us on a permanent

...
30 September

Keith Hancock updates on the Under 18's latest results: 

High flying Brakes demolished Nuneaton Griff at the Pingles Stadium to

...
23 September

The club can confirm that Tom James has left to link up with Banbury United. Tom found his opportunities limited again in his third spell with

...
09 September

Manager Paul Holleran has utilised his extensive contacts book to acquire the services of Colchester United Under 23 Captain Charley Edge on

...
04 September

 

The club are delighted to confirm that all the necessary paperwork has been completed to enable to enable Jack
...