Jahmahl King leaves Horsham FC

Popular defender Jahmahl King has left Horsham FC to join Sussex rivals Hastings.

Monday, 2nd June 2014, 10:48 am
Jahmahl King is set to join Hastings United Football Club for the 2014/15 season

The centre back enjoyed his best season for the Hornets at the heart of their defence last year and his switch has been confirmed on the Hastings website, and by the player on Twitter.

King Tweeted on Sunday: “A massive thanks to everyone involved with Horsham FC. #SpecialClub #SpecialSupporters #Home4Horsham...” and then added: “Very surreal feeling right now. Mixed emotions to say the least. Getting soft in my old age...”

U’s boss Terry White told the Hastings website: “Jahmahl is another player with the right sort of character to compliment our new squad, as he has a very impressive and professional attitude.

“He is a great athlete, and is also of a good stature, which is something that I felt we lacked at times last year, but having already added Jahmahl, Razor, Cooky and Ade to our ranks, we will certainly be a lot bigger, and better, both physically and mentally.”

King started his career with Dagenham & Redbridge, when the Essex outfit were a Conference club, but he was unable to force his way into the first team set-up at Victoria Road, and joined Horsham for the first of two spells ahead of the 2010/11 campaign.

His second stint with the Hornets began in February 2013, and he has also turned out for Hayes & Yeading, Banstead Athletic, Redhill, Crawley Down Gatwick, Walton Casuals, Horsham YMCA and Ringmer.