Walton & Hersham F.C. Player Profiles 

Season 2016-2017

Liam Beach (Goalkeeper) – Liam is a young goalkeeper who signed in January from Hampton & Richmond Borough and established himself as first choice last season. Age: 18. Debut: 23.01.16 v. Hythe Town.

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 last season. He joined Swans during the summer. Age: 22. Debut: 20.08.16 v. Greenwich Borough.

Alex Filipe (Defender) – After playing for the Suburban League side, Alex has come into the first-team squad this season. He was with Chipstead last season. Age: 20. Debut: 11.10.16 v. Spelthorne Sports.

Nathan Gordon (Defender) – After playing for neighbours Molesey this season, Nathan joined Swans in December. A product of the AFC Wimbledon Academy, he has also been at Metropolitan Police and Guildford City. Age: 23. Debut: 10.12.16 v. AFC Hayes.

Corey Haywood-Roye (Defender) – After playing for both Staines Town Academy and Swans’ U-18s last season, Corey made his senior debut in August. Age: 18. Debut: 13.08.16 v. Spelthorne Sports.

Lea Van Sullivan (Defender) – After being at Kingstonian, Walton Casuals, Sheerwater and Banstead Athletic, Lea Van joined Swans in December from Redhill. Age: 22. 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.

Olade Yusuf (Defender) – Olade initially joined Swans in October on dual-registration from Hampton & Richmond Borough. He has also played in the Essex Senior League for Takeley FC. Debut: 15.10.16 v. Horley Town.

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 during the close-season Age: 34. Debut: 06.08.16 v. Westfield.

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.

Sebastien Castello (Midfield) – Seb joined Swans in March after being at Egham Town and Ascot United. Age: 20. Debut: 25.03.16 v. Folkestone Invicta.

Cameron Gyeabour (Midfield) – Formerly with Sutton Common Rovers, Cameron joined Swans during the summer. Age: 22. Debut: 13.08.16 v. Spelthorne Sports.

Billy Marshall (Midfield) – Billy started at Spurs before joining Bristol City three years later. He also spent two years playing in Australia. He has since played for Tooting & Mitcham United, Carshalton Athletic, Chipstead and Walton Casuals. He joined Swans in November. Debut: 05.11.16 v. Knaphill.

Elliott Simpson (Forward-Midfield) – Another new recruit this season, Elliott was previously at Tooting & Mitcham United and Hayes & Yeading United. Age: 21. Debut: 06.08.16 v. Westfield.   

Malachi Thomas (Forward-Midfield) – After being with Raynes Park Vale, Malachi joined Swans in November. He has also been at Bedfont Sports. Age: 22. Debut: 19.11.16 v. Bedfont & Feltham.

Scott Todd (Forward/Midfield) – In over 300 appearances during two spells at Ashford Town (Mx.), Scott scored 102 goals. After first playing for Swans in 2010-11 he rejoined for a second spell in August. His other clubs include Carshalton Athletic, Croydon Athletic, Egham Town, Dorking and Guildford City. Age: 33. Debut: 21.08.10 v. Ramsgate.

Jordan Wisdom-Muir (Forward-Midfield) – A former member of Reading’s Academy, Jordan is a young player who joined Swans over the summer, making his debut on the opening day. Age: 18. Debut: 06.08.16 v. Westfield.   

Victor Asombang (Forward) – Another new recruit this season, Victor has previously played for Didcot Town, Kettering Town, Hampton & Richmond Borough and Staines Town. Age: 35. Debut: 06.08.16 v. Westfield.

Francois Gabbidon (Forward) – A product of Hendon youth and reserve sides, Francois went on to play for Corinthian-Casuals and Sutton Common Rovers, from whom he joined Swans in February. Age: 29. Debut: 14.02.17 v. AFC Hayes.

Joe Grant (Forward) – As a young player Joe was at Fulham and Chelsea, then playing for Molesey U-18s. He has also been at Canterbury City, and played for Molesey’s first team before joining Swans in November. Age: 23. Debut: 15.11.16 v. Glebe.

Tinashe (TJ) Nkoma (Forward) – TJ has re-signed for Swans after a loan spell from Tooting & Mitcham United last season that was cut short by injury. Age: 21. 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 last November. Age: 22. Debut: 30.11.15 v. Sutton United.

Matt Rose-Hazel (Forward) – A former Kingstonian youth, Matt joined Swans during the close-season. Age: 22. Debut: 06.08.16 v. Westfield.

Sean White (Forward) – Sean joined Swans in December from Colliers Wood United. He has also played for Epsom & Ewell. Age: 21. Debut: 02.01.17 v. Knaphill










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