Hammond stays

Tuesday 27 May 2003

Fulham Football Club today announced the signing of Elvis Hammond on a two-year contract.

The 23-year-old striker joined Fulham's Academy at Under-16 level and proved himself a consistent goal scorer throughout the Under-17 and Under-19 age groups. He went on to top the scoring charts in last season's Premier Reserve League (South).

Elvis made his Premiership debut when he came on as a substitute against West Ham at Upton Park on Boxing Day 2002.

This afternoon Elvis said: 'I am really happy to have signed with Fulham for a further two years. I enjoyed my time in the Academy and was obviously thrilled to be given a professional contract, and then to play in the Premiership towards the end of last season was a real bonus. I hope that I can continue to progress next season and hope to score many goals for Fulham in the future.'