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The Capital Weekender with Kemi Rodgers 1:30am - 5am
29 June 2021, 20:00
Toby Aromolaran is a semi-professional football player away from the Love Island villa, playing for Hashtag United.
The 22-year-old spoke briefly about his football career when he entered the show, but a lot of viewers had never heard of the team he plays for.
Toby has played football since he was six and we’ll no doubt hear more about his sporting career as the show goes on.
Toby plays for Hashtag United, a semi-professional football club based in Pitsea, Essex.
The islander hails from Essex himself and joined the team last year.
“Playing with them has really made me fall in love with the game again,” he said of his team.
Hashtag United is a semi-professional football club set up in 2016 by YouTube star Spencer Owen and his brother.
They set up the club and started playing matches in memory of a childhood friend.
After recording their matches and sharing them online they quickly became well known and soared in popularity – they now have official sponsors and play regularly at Haringey Borough’s stadium in Tottenham.
Toby explained himself: “They’re very social media focused. Everything is on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.”