We are delighted to announce Lewis Hey has signed a new contract to remain with the club for the 2021/22 campaign.
Midfielder Lewis Hey is certainly a young man with a plan. After signing his first contract with Guiseley AFC following his 18th birthday earlier this month Bingley lad Lewis is currently warming up for the forthcoming season with a series of trials with Football League clubs writes Rachel O’Connor.
After trials at Stoke City and Sunderland Lewis, along with fellow Guiseley Academy product Adam Haw, is now spending time training with Brentford. The pair played against a Forest Green Rovers B team that included former Guiseley Academy player Jake Young, who joined Rovers from Sheffield United.
Last week Lewis played against Chelsea Under-23’s and of that experience the former Beckfoot Grammar School pupil said: “I felt very proud of myself and felt that I held my own at that level against a team of lads who are all future pros. We have enjoyed the trials at these clubs and the full time training is keeping us fit and preparing us for the season ahead. I am feeling the most confident I have ever felt about my game.
“Playing men’s football at Guiseley last season has really developed my game both mentally and physically. I tried to take those things I have learned with Guiseley first team under Russ and Marcus into the game against Chelsea and I think that helped me to do well.”
Hey, the son of former Guiseley player Nicky Hey, was very happy to sign a contract with The Lions after some impressive performances with the first team last season. He is now hoping for a season uninterrupted by Covid having seen his first season with the senior side come to a premature end.
Lewis said: “I am buzzing to get a contract with Guiseley and am really grateful for the opportunities Guiseley have given me so far in senior football. I am looking forward to getting more games in at that level but what I am really looking forward to is playing matches in front of the Guiseley fans.
“We have really missed out on that and our skipper Hamza Bencherif has said what a great boost they give to the team so I can’t wait to sample that. What he said about the fans and what they mean to the team was very encouraging.”
Lewis added: “It was frustrating to have a premature end to the season for both the first team and the Academy due to Covid but I hope to make up for that when we get back to league action. We had such a good Academy squad and we had that great game in the FA Youth Cup at Bolton Wanderers and we were looking forward to pushing on in the league and really making our mark but it was not to be.”