An easy choice! - Arnett made Hardware offer he couldn't refuse
With the burden of saving Boys' Town from relegation lifted off his shoulders for the first time in three seasons, new Arnett Gardens FC recruit and highly rated midfielder, Jamiel Hardware, says his objective is to lift the Golden Boot trophy this season, provide countless assists, and help his new team reclaim the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title.
The midfielder, considered one of the best locally for the last two seasons, noted that he had many suitors but said the decision to join Arnett was 'easy' as he had been an admirer of the club for some time, and they presented him with one of the best offers of the clubs that contested his signature.
"I had a lot of good talks with some clubs that came for me, and Arnett is a club I admire - their playing style and such, and they are eager to win, so it was easy to make the journey up the road. Arnett gave me a good offer, one of the top three (salary offers)," Hardware said.
"The expectation is to try to get as fit as possible and score some goals. As a midfielder, I am trying to finish with the most goals this season and create as many chances as possible."
"It's a whole different level, a different team. Arnett are always challenging for the title and I will give them extra help in attack and defence. My style of play will help set up goals and I will score as well, so they now have an extra boost going forward and to try compete for the title again. So the main focus is to get back into the national team and try to win the title with Arnett," he continued.
Hardware believes with stronger players around him, he can shine even brighter than he has over the last few seasons. "At Boys' Town, I had help, but it wasn't enough. Now, I can actually challenge for the title instead of trying to stay up."
Only one midfielder has ever won the local Golden Boot award, when Waterhouse's Irvino English netted 18 strikes to take the award in 2006-2007 season.