Walton & Hersham F.C. Player Profiles
Brendan Norris (Goalkeeper) – Born in Canada, Brendan’s last club in his country of birth was Kingston FC. Since moving to the UK he has played for Winchester City, Hendon, Farnborough and Badshot Lea. He joined Swans during the summer. Age: 21 Debut: 05.08.17 v. Mile Oak.
Sam Bates (Defender) – Sam progressed to Staines Town first team after coming through from their academy. He was out of the game for a lengthy spell through injury before joining Corinthian-Casuals. He joined Swans in August 2016. Age: 23. Debut: 20.08.16 v. Greenwich Borough.
Jim Fenlon (Defender) – An AFC Wimbledon youth product, Jim made 41 first-team appearances before a move to Ross County in July 2014. Upon his release, he joined Hayes & Yeading United in January 2015, before a move to Leatherhead in September 2016. He joined Walton Casuals in December 2016, moving to Swans in the summer. Age: 23. Debut: 05.08.17 v. Mile Oak.
Julian Hornby (Defender) – New to the club this season after impressing in pre-season games, Julian has previously been playing for Amateur Football Alliance club Old Carthusians. Age: 25. Debut: 05.08.17 v. Mile Oak.
Jake Newton (Defender) – Like his older brother Howard, Jake is a former Guyanese international. He has played for several clubs including Staines Town and Havant & Waterlooville. He joined Swans at the beginning of last season. Age: 33. Debut: 06.08.16 v. Westfield.
Shaun Smart (Defender) – Shaun made his debut for Swans last season. He has previously been at Guildford City and Egham Town. Age: 23. Debut: 15.11.16 v. Glebe.
Lea Van Sullivan (Defender) – After being at Kingstonian, Walton Casuals, Sheerwater and Banstead Athletic, Lea Van joined Swans in December 2015 from Redhill. Was last season voted both Players’ Player and Manager’s Player of the Season. Age: 23. Debut: 12.01.15 v. South Park.
Jamie Thoroughgood (Defender) – An experienced defender who joined Swans during the summer, Jamie has previously played for Lymington Town, Romsey Town, Bashley, Guildford City, Chipstead, Croydon Athletic and Winchester City. Age: 24. Debut: 06.08.16 v. Westfield.
Howard Newton (Defender/Midfield) – Howard is player/assistant manager at Swans and is a former Guyanese international. He has played for several clubs in a long career including Hamilton Wanderers in New Zealand, and is best known for his time at Staines Town. He joined Swans at the beginning of last season Age: 35. Debut: 06.08.16 v. Westfield.
Chris Onoufriou (Defender/Midfield) – Chris joined Swans in September, having previously played for AFC Bournemouth, Andover Town, Tiverton Town, Bashley, Blackfield & Langley, AFC Totton and Salisbury City. Age: 27. Debut: 09.09.17 v. Little Common.
Louis Taylor (Defender/Midfield) – A former captain of Molesey’s youth team, Louis joined Swans during the summer. Age: 22. Debut: 06.08.16 v. Westfield.
Jamel Johnson (Midfield) – A product of Aldershot Town’s youth set-up, Jamel joined Swans in August. Age: 19. Debut: 05.08.17 v. Mile Oak.
Cameron Gyeabour (Forward-Midfield) – Formerly with Sutton Common Rovers, Cameron joined Swans in August 2016. Age: 23. Debut: 13.08.16 v. Spelthorne Sports.
Elliott Simpson (Forward-Midfield) - Elliott joined Swans at the beginning of last season. He was previously at Tooting & Mitcham United and Hayes & Yeading United. Age: 22. Debut: 06.08.16 v. Westfield.
Malachi Thomas (Forward-Midfield) – After being with Raynes Park Vale, Malachi joined Swans in November last season. He has also been at Bedfont Sports. Age: 23. Debut: 19.11.16 v. Bedfont & Feltham.
Sanchez Benali (Forward-Midfield) - After impressing against them last season for Colliers Wood United, Sanchez joined Swans during the summer. He has also played for Guildford City. Age: 22. Debut: 05.08.17 v. Mile Oak.
Abdeen Abdul (Forward) – While growing up in Ireland and playing for Parkvilla FC, Abdeen won a nationwide search for young talent called The Dream. After moving to England his clubs included Clapton, Waltham Forest and Billericay Town. He joined Swans in August. Age: 22. Debut: 15.08.17 v. Farnham Town.
Tinashe (TJ) Nkoma (Forward) – TJ re-signed for Swans at the beginning of last season after a loan spell from Tooting & Mitcham United the previous season was cut short by injury. Age: 22. Debut: 09.01.16 v. Peacehaven & Telscombe.
Jamil Okai (Forward) – After coming through Kingstonian’s Academy, Jamil went on to play for the first team and then Walton Casuals, Sheerwater and Banstead Athletic. He joined Swans in November 2015, finishing last season as top scorer. Age: 23. Debut: 30.11.15 v. Sutton United.