Hashtag United won the Eastern Counties League division One South in their first season of non-League football
Who are they ?
Hashtag United are a semi professional team formed in 2016 by Spencer Owen Aka YouTuber Spencer FC , who have grabbed the headlines and come under Criticism from other Non- League clubs due to their high commercialisation and potential jealousy .
What makes them different from other non-league sides?
The Club have amassed a staggering 442,000 subscribers and an outstanding 178,000 followers on Twitter , with the average championship club having 60,000 followers on twitter and 40,000 subscribers on YouTube it shows the potential for the team . Also having more subscribers on YouTube than all English teams other than the top 6 in the Premier League. In addition with such strong Social media and marketing the club were able to secure big deals with well known brands .With the club are already sponsored by simulation game Football Manager and having a kit deal with Adidas. Therefore are above League 2 level with Sponsorships , despite being 5 leagues below in the footballing pyramid
What have they done before turning semi -professional ?
They have played in seven different countries such as the United States, and have also played against many Premier League staff teams. They’ve played in parks up to National stadiums such as Wembley in front of 34,000 fans. They’ve been on international tours and have even formed their own academy , which is taking place again soon. With them even discovering now turned professional Northampton Town player Scott PollockWhat Happens Next Season?
They’ve played their home games this season at Haringey Borough’s 2,500-capacity Coles Park Stadium in Tottenham. However next season as well as making a few signings they will be changing stadiums. With Hashtag hoping to move into the Essex Senior League they had to relocate , due to players , staff and volunteers all being at risk , as a result of travel commitments. They will now be ground sharing with Tilbury football club and hoping to progress and gain back to back promotions.