Glynn Hurst

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Glynn Hurst
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Personal information
Full name Glynn Hurst [1]
Date of birth (1976-01-17) 17 January 1976 (age 45) [2]
Place of birth Barnsley, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) [2]
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1993–1994 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
1994–1997 Barnsley 8 (0)
1996Swansea City (loan) 2 (1)
1997Mansfield Town (loan) 6 (0)
1997–1998 Emley 15 (12)
1998–2001 Ayr United 78 (49)
2001 Stockport County 26 (4)
2001–2004 Chesterfield 84 (29)
2004–2006 Notts County 59 (23)
2006–2007 Shrewsbury Town 16 (3)
2006–2007Bury (loan) 15 (7)
2007–2009 Bury 96 (17)
2009 Gainsborough Trinity 5 (2)
2009–2010 Hyde 6 (0)
2010–2011 FC United of Manchester [3] 14 (10)
National team
South Africa U23 5 (0)
Teams managed
2020 Ashton Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Glynn Hurst (born 16 January 1976) is a former association football striker. He played in the Football League for Barnsley, Swansea City, Mansfield Town, Stockport County, Chesterfield, Notts County, Shrewsbury Town and Bury, and in the Scottish Football League for Ayr United. He also won five caps for the South Africa U23 team.


After retiring from football he became a teacher and managed non-League club Ashton Town.

Early and personal life

Born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Hurst moved to South Africa at a young age. [4]

Playing career

Early career

Hurst started his career as a Tottenham Hotspur apprentice, but could not break into the first team. He joined Barnsley in 1994, where he was sent out on loan to many clubs including Swansea City, Scarborough, and Mansfield Town.

In 1997, he dropped out of the professional game and had a spell at Emley in the Northern Premier League. Since then he has played for Ayr United and Stockport County, and was top goalscorer for Chesterfield with 20 goals in all. After Chesterfield, Hurst played for Notts County where he was the club's top goalscorer with 15 goals in the 2004–05 season. Despite having scored nine goals in the 2005–06 season, Hurst was released from his Notts County contract on 29 December 2005.

He joined Shrewsbury days later. After scoring on his Shrewsbury debut against cross-border rivals Wrexham, Hurst scored twice more in fifteen further matches before the season's end. An injury-hit pre-season saw Hurst have back and achilles problems and lose his place in the team at the start of 2006–07.

Shrewsbury Town

By late September he had yet to return to the first-team, and as a result Shrewsbury sent him on loan to Bury for a month, in the hope of his regaining match fitness and goalscoring form. [5]


Hurst's Bury debut saw him hit two goals against Barnet in a 2–2 draw. After accumulating five goals in five league games, [6] on 26 October 2006, the loan was extended until January 2007. An undisclosed transfer fee has been agreed for Hurst who, in the January 2007 transfer window, signed a permanent contract lasting until the end of 2007–08. [7] note. On 18 May, it was announced that Glynn has been released by Bury at the end of his contract.

Gainsborough Trinity

Despite being linked with a move to Wrexham and playing a couple of pre season friendlies for Chester City, Hurst eventually signed for non-League outfit Gainsborough Trinity, scoring on his debut.


On 4 December 2009, he joined Conference North outfit Hyde United. [8] He made his debut on 12 December 2009 in a 4–0 away defeat to Alfreton Town in the Conference North. [9] In February 2010 Hyde announced that he would become their assistant manager after former assistant boss Gerry Harrison left earlier that month. [10] On 10 September 2010 Hurst parted ways with Hyde to try to resurrect his playing career, which he was not able to do with them. [11]

FC United of Manchester

Hurst signed for FC United of Manchester after watching them in a 3–0 victory over Radcliffe Borough in the FA Cup, on 11 September 2010. [12] He scored for the club on his debut the following weekend. [13] Hurst retired on 8 January 2011.

International career

Hurst represented the South Africa U23. [14] earning a total of five caps. [4]

Coaching career

After retiring from playing, Hurst became a philosophy, RE and PE teacher, also coaching the school football team. [15] In 2019 he became reserve team coach of Marine. [15]

In May 2020 Hurst was appointed manager of North West Counties League club Ashton Town. [16] He resigned from the role in October. [17]

In 2021, he rejoined Marine AFC as Reserve Team Manager.

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  13. "FC United slump to Stocksbridge defeat – full report". FC United of Manchester. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  14. "SA's Hurst Becomes Player/Assistant At Hyde". 6 September 2010. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  15. 1 2 Spireite saviour and striking scholar – One-on-one with Glynn Hurst Non-League Daily, 27 April 2020
  16. Former Ayr United hero Glynn Hurst lands management role with English non-league side Ashton Town Daily Record, 4 May 2020
  17. Ex-Chesterfield striker Hurst resigns as Ashton Town boss Non-League Daily, 20 October 2020