After stints with Oxford, Streatham, Basingstoke, Chelmsford and Peterborough, defenceman Phil Chard switched to Kent to become one of the founding players of the Invicta Dynamos in 1997/98. He would find himself at home in Gillingham and went on to spend seven consecutive years icing for the club before eventually hanging up his skates come the close of 2003/04. However, when injuries left the Dynamos with a defensive crisis in 2005/06 the stalwart returned for seven more games taking his total appearances for the team to over 300.
Phil Chard was known in Kent as an excellent all-round defenceman that had a keen eye for a breakout pass and a lethal shot from the blue line. To date he is still the highest scoring defenceman in the club’s history.
Chard was also renowned for his leadership qualities and he captained the side before later moving on to a coaching role with the team.
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