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Gavin Hoyte

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Right back who joined Invicta in the summer of 2024, only the second player to have played in the Premier League to also play for Invicta after Keith Rowland (Coventry City & West Ham United). Has also represented England at U17, U18, U19 and U20 level and Trinidad & Tobago at senior level.

Began his career at Arsenal, following in the footsteps of older brother Justin. Captained Arsenal U18 before signing his first professional contract in September 2007 at the age of 17.

Was appointed captain of Arsenal Reserves for the 2008/09 season. Made his first team debut in a League Cup tie against Sheffield United in September 2008. Made his Premier League debut against Manchester City in November 2008. Made a total of 4 first team appearances before joining Watford on loan for the end of the 2008/09 season.

Spent most of the next 3 years on loan at Brighton, Lincoln and Wimbledon before departing The Emirates Stadium in 2012 to join League 2 side Dagenham & Redbridge.

Made his International debut for Trinidad & Tobago in June 2014 against Argentina.

Joined League One side Gillingham for the 2014/15 season before returning to London with Barnet in 2015. Missed most of 2016 with a knee injury before joining Eastleigh in December 2016.

In 2018 he returned to Dagenham & Redbridge to be reunited with former Gillingham manager Peter Taylor.

Moved to Maidstone United in the summer of 2019. Was captain for much of the 2021/22 season, winning the National League South title before being appointed captain full time in the summer of 2022. Captained Maidstone for 2 seasons, including leading them to the 5th Round of the FA Cup in 2023/24 with a win away at Ipswich Town. Made his final appearance for Maidstone against Coventry City in the 5th Round.

Joined Invicta in the summer of 2024.

Previous Clubs: Arsenal, Watford (loan), Brighton & Hove Albion (loan), Lincoln City (loan), AFC Wimbledon (loan), Dagenham & Redbridge, Gillingham, Barnet, Eastleigh, Dagenham & Redbridge, Maidstone United

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