Looking at Adam Bolle’s career so far, you’d be forgiven for thinking he was something of a livewire, unable to stay in one place for keep still. This is quite achievement, given the lack of interest he showed during his brief spell at Forest.
The son of former Leyton Orient midfielder Jon Bolle, Adam looked set to follow in his father’s footsteps when he signed a two-year youth scholarship with the Os aged just 16.
But Adam was one of many academy players not to make the grade, and signed for Bishop’s Stortford, then in the Conference South. He didn’t have much luck there either, being shipped out on loan to Potters Bar Town and Ware. There was also a brief spell at Aldershot Town, somewhere along the line that season.
He made his brief stop at Waltham Forest early the 2010-11 season, playing seven games but failing to score in any of them. His last appearance was coming off the bench against Potters Bar in a 0-0 draw in November. Clearly a fan of Cricklefields, he made the switch to Ilford, scoring three times in 17 games for the Foxes. A brief spell at Tilbury aw out the season.
Adam had a bit more luck the following season, starting well at Waltham Abbey, scoring 7 in 26, but then moved back to Ilford, and a Leyton side which would soon resign from the league.
From here, Adam dropped down to the Spartan League, seemingly finding his level, and a bit of consistency at least – he scored 36 goals for London Lions, in one of the few seasons where he stayed at one club for the full nine months.
Indeed, he started the next season with London Lions, but swiftly moved to Brentwood Town, followed by a decent spell at Hoddesdon Town, then back up to the Isthmian Premier with Wingate & Finchley.
He spent the following couple of seasons bouncing around the north London and Herts borders, playing for Hoddesdon again, Cheshunt twice and London Lions for a second time.
In 2017 Adam tried his luck in Essex, signing for Heybridge Swifts and then Aveley, but he was unable to recapture his decent Spartan League form.
So at the time of writing, Adam has spent two seasons – two full seasons at London Lions, where he’s scored a very respectable 65 goals, showing that dropping a level and being settled can produce a very respectable striker indeed.
Adam has also represented Great Britain at the Maccabiah Games alongside other former Stags Ben Long and Mitch Hahn.
|2009-10||Potters Bar Town|
|2013-14||Wingate & Finchley||20||3||3||23||3|
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