TONBRIDGE ANGELS PEN-PICTURES 2018/19
STEVE McKIMM (Manager) DOB 30/07/75
Appointed Tonbridge Angels manager in May 2014 from Sutton Utd where for the previous two years he had gained valuable managerial experience as Head Coach under Paul Doswell. As a central midfielder Steve represented with distinction Hayes, Kingstonian, and Ebbsfleet Utd before joining Sutton in May 2008. Guided the Angels to a Bostik (Ryman) Premier play-off semi-final spot in 2015/16 and the Emirates FA Cup 4th qualifying round in 2016/17.
BARRY MOORE (Assistant Manager) DOB 04/02/77
Appointed by Steve McKimm as his No. 2 in May 2014. Barry was 1st Team Coach at both Bromley and Merstham and has played at National League level with Woking and Hayes where he was a teammate of Steve’s.
JUSTIN LUCHFORD (Coach) DOB 01/02/77
Steve completed his backroom team soon after his arrival by appointing local man Justin in June 2014. Previously, Justin had a managerial role at Ramsgate.
STEWART COPELAND (Goalkeeping Coach) DOB 28/07/84
Appointed in June 2016 to provide support and help develop the goalkeeping skills and technique at the club. Previously played at Tunbridge Wells.
JONNY HENLY (Goalkeeper) DOB 15/03/94.
Signed in August 2017 from Hemel Hempstead Town following a successful loan period at the end of 2016/17 during which he achieved some Man of the Match performances for the Angels. Previous clubs include Reading, Aldershot, Oxford Utd., Welling Utd and Ipswich Town and he has also represented Scotland at U19 and U21 levels . Runner up for the Supporters Player of the Year Award 2017/18.
JACK PARTER (Defender) DOB 21/11/93.
Originally joined the Angels in the summer of 2014 where a season later he was to form a formidable left flank partnership with then winger Nicky Wheeler. Departed the club during the summer of 2017, but when a left back vacancy arose, manager Steve McKimm moved quickly to re-sign Jack in September 2017
ARTHUR LEE (Defender) DOB
Signed from Hendon in July 2018, Arthur chose Tonbridge as his new club following the Greens transfer to the Southern League. Club captain at Silver Jubilee Park where he led the side to the Bostik Premier play off final last season only to lose narrowly to Dulwich Hamlet in a penalty shoot out
LIAM SMITH (Defender) DOB 08/02/00
An exciting young prospect who broke into the Angels 1st team from the club’s successful youth system. Enjoys attacking the opposition down the flank when operating at full back, yet shows great maturity for one so young.
JAMES FOLKES (Defender) DOB
Returning to Longmead in June 2018 this popular and versatile player can operate in defence or midfield. Was with the Angels for nearly three seasons making 128 appearances before a spel l with Grays Athletic.
CRAIG STONE (Defender) DOB 29/12/88
Experienced player who can operate at full back or in central defence. Arrived at Longmead in July 2017 from National League South side Eastbourne Borough having previously been with Gillingham, Ebbsfleet Utd, Maidstone Utd and Dover Athletic. Steve has captured a leader.
SONNY MILES (Defender) DOB 21/10/90
Came through the Angels youth system and apart from one season with local rivals Maidstone Utd from where he came back a stronger player, has stayed loyal to his spiritual Longmead home. Capable of scoring vital goals at set pieces and appointed 1st team vice-captain for season 2016/17. Captained the side with distinction for much of 2017/18 due to long term injury to skipper Tom Parkinson
CALLUM ADONIS-TAYLOR (Defender) DOB 11/01/99
A successful product of our youth system, Callum broke into the 1st team from our U18 side in 2016/17. Also joint manager of our U13 side and joint organiser of school holiday open training sessions at Longmead.
TOM PARKINSON (Midfield) DOB 18/05/91
One of our longest continuously serving 1st team players, Tom joined from Leatherhead in June 2014 with other previous clubs listed as Maidstone Utd and Ramsgate. Usually employed in the heart of midfield but equally capable of performing in central defence, he has an appetite for scoring goals from open play or at set pieces. Runner up three years in succession in the Supporters Player of the Year competition demonstrates ‘Parky’s’ consistently high performances in which he lets his playing do the talking. Deservedly appointed 1st team captain in 2016/17 but unfortunately was out for much of last season recovering from a fractured leg. He will undoubtedly come back stronger this campaign. Joint manager of the Angels Academy team.
JARED SMALL(Midfield) DOB
Impressed the Angels management team when Jared came visiting with Harlow in 2017/18 and consequently signed for us in June 2018. Jared has plenty of experience in Bostik League football with previous spells at Brentwood Town and Enfield Town as well as Harlow Town.
JOE TURNER (Midfield) DOB 17/07/93
A talented left sided player who joined the Angels in August 2017 from Kingstonian. Enjoys playing either just behind the strikers or wide and will be integral to Steve McKimm’s ambitions for 2018/19. Swept the board at last season’s player awards evening winning Managers Player of the Year, Players Player of the Year, and Supporters Player of the Year which says everything about Joe’s abilities.
DOM WELSH (Midfield) DOB 28/03/99
Broke into the 1st team last season from the U18s and Reserves and despite his modest size is a tenacious ball winner who shows tremendous potential. Joint manager of the U13s side and joint organiser of school holiday open training sessions at Longmead.
ADEM RAMADAN (Midfield) DOB
First came under notice while playing for Phoenix Sports where he played a significant role in forcing a draw against the Angels in a FA Trophy tie two seasons ago. Out of the game for 18 months due to groin issues including a major operation, Adem is now back to full fitness and eager to show his talents as a lightning quick winger
[b]TOMMY WHITNELL (Striker) DOB 12/10/88
One of Steve McKimm’s first signings during the summer of 2014. Confident on the ball with good feet, Tommy prefers to play in the hole just behind the strikers making it difficult for defenders to pick him up. Previous clubs were Thamesmead Town, Cray Wanderers, Margate, Maidstone Utd and Croydon.
ALEX READ (Striker) DOB
Arrived at Longmead in June 2018 from Harlow Town with an outstanding pedigree of 178 goals in 278 appearances for the Hawks. But goal scoring is not the only part of Alex’s game as his holding up of the ball when seemingly crowded out in the final third will prove invaluable to the team.