Joe HaighEngland U16s
Date of birth16 March 2003
Joe Haigh is a local boy from Ashtead who joined as an Under-10.
He plays mostly in central midfield but can also operate wide and enjoys running with the ball and taking on defenders. Equally capable of creating chances or converting them, he has also represented England Under-16s.
He signed his scholarship deal in July 2019. Before a disruptive injury Haigh was enjoying a successfull first season in full-time football. Seven goals in 16 Under-18 appearances earned a debut in the UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup for the tricky midfielder.
The 2020/21 season saw Haigh star for Ed Brand's Under-18s. As well as a host of assists, he scored nine goals in 20 games for our younger age group and those numbers meant there was later a debut at development squad level, he started in the 1-0 over Blackburn at Kingsmeadow. In July 2021 it was announced that Haigh would remain a Blue until 2023 having signed a new contract at the start of the new season.