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One new coaching staff and one new player


We welcome Jamie Howell and Declan Skura to the K's.

Kingstonian Football Club is delighted to welcome two new additions to the club.

Jamie Howell, the former Bognor Regis Town and Eastbourne Borough manager has joined Hayden's coaching staff while defender Declan Skura signs from Hanworth Villa.

Having made 426 appearances in Bognor's midfield, Jamie went on to manage the club from 2010 to 2017. In a hugely successful period, the Sussex club won promotion to the Isthmian Premier in 2012 and reached the National League South five years later. In 2016, the Rocks reached the FA Trophy Semi-Final, eventually losing to Grimsby Town.

After seven years at the helm, Jamie left Nyewood Lane to take the reins at neighbouring Eastbourne Borough. Having finished 18th and 15th in the National South, Howell left Priory Lane in February 2019.

Declan Skura is an eighteen year old central defender from Hanworth Villa. The talented youngster has experience of academy football, both at Chelsea and at Reading. He is seen as a young player with enormous potential.

The manager has clearly been busy during this second lockdown and explained how pleased he is with the new additions.

"Jamie is a close friend who shares my footballing philosophies," said Hayden. "He will be a great addition to the staff, bringing a wealth of experience which the players will benefit from. My job is to build the best team I can for Kingstonian, both on and off the pitch. Surrounding myself with good people not only makes my job easier but will benefit Kingstonian as a club. I'm really pleased to welcome Jamie and look forward to working with him."

"Declan is a player who has been on the radar. Although only eighteen years of age, he already has the physical attributes to play at this level. Added to that, his technical ability gives him the profile of a Kingstonian player. There is no doubting Declan's potential and I'm excited to work with such an excellent prospect."

Published Wednesday 18th November 2020