BOGNOR REGIS TOWN – PLAYER PROFILES
AMADOU TANGERA – Goalkeeper
Amadou is an experienced ‘keeper from the Ivory Coast. Formerly with Kingstonian, Cheshunt, Merstham and Dulwich Hamlet.
Calvin Davies - Defender
Former Portsmouth defender who joined Bognor in 1996 and quickly became a favourite with his strength in the tackle. Sadly missed the last two seasons with a serious knee injury but has come back as good as ever.
ASHTON LEIGH - Defender
Joined last season from Wessex League side Baffins Milton Rovers, and has impressed with his calm, determined defensive play.
JAMES CRANE - Defender
Played for the club for nine years before leaving to join Worthing last season, returning to Nyewood Lane in the summer. Previously played for Arundel, Heart of Midlothian, Reading, and Cypriot sides Famagusta and AEK Larnaca. Scored Bognor’s goal of the season against Altrincham three years ago.
JOE COOK – Defender
Powerful central defender with an eye for goal. Joe has also played for Havant & Waterlooville this season.
KEATON WOOD -Defender
Signed in November 2017 from Dartford. Began his career with Millwall before joining Dartford on loan, making the move a permanent deal. Has represented the England “C” team and can play anywhere in defence. Joined Bognor in early 2018.
CHAD FIELD - Defender
A strong, calm central defender who spent a season on loan from Portsmouth FC. Chad then signed permanently for the club, having impressed many with his reading of the game, thoughtful play and excellent timing in the tackle. Sadly, Chad is likely to miss the majority of this season as he recovers from a serious injury.
TOMMY LEIGH - Midfield
Has followed brother Ashton this season from Baffins Milton Rovers and marked his debut with a goal in pre-season against Portsmouth.
Both Tommy and Ashton are the sons of former Rocks favourite Steve Leigh.
BEN MENDOZA - Midfield
Ben developed in the Bognor Youth championship winning side of a few years ago, before moving to the USA where he played for Lakeland Tropics, University of Rio Grande and Derby City. Returned to the UK to join Worthing before switching in late 2019 to Nyewood Lane. Has also played for East Preston.
HARVEY WHYTE – Defender/Midfield
Played for the club during two loan spells before signing permanently six years ago from Havant & Waterlooville. Great ball control and a blistering pace makes him very popular with the Rocks faithful. Son of 1980’s Rock’s favourite Dallas Whyte. Began as a winger but is now an accomplished attacking midfielder. Club captain.
Will Stone - Forward
A former Bognor Youth player who has spent the past five years playing professionally in the USA, with Orlando Sea Wolves, with whom he earnt two Player of the Year awards and latterly Erie Commodores. Also scored 48 goals in his last two seasons at his US college team.
BRADLEY LETHBRIDGE – Forward
A capable and hard running front player who is on loan from Portsmouth. Scored a number of impressive goals last season.
MICHAEL BLAKE – Forward
An extremely fast and direct winger who has graduated through our Academy side, and who made his debut in the recent 6-1 victory at Margate.
JACK PEARCE – Team Manager
Now in his 50th year with the club after joining as a player from Portsmouth, Jack has been player, player-manager, manager, chairman and is now general/team manager/Vice Chairman of the club including responsibility for team matters. He is also a highly respected FA Councillor of many years standing and was appointed to the Main Board of the FA last year. Was named Vice Chair of the FA’s Main Board in July.
ROBBIE BLAKE – Head Coach
Made over 500 appearances in the Football League and the Premier League, including scoring the winner for Burnley against Manchester United. Robbie was previously first team coach at Portsmouth before making the switch to Bognor a year ago.