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Joe Turner to depart


Great servant to leave the Angels

It is with great disappointment that Tonbridge Angels announce that Joe Turner will be leaving the club.

Joe, who has served the club with distinction over a number of years and is a firm favourite with supporters, has spoken with Manager Jay Saunders and it has been decided that his contract will be mutually terminated.

Joe joined the Angels in August 2017 from Kingstonian and has played a prominent part in the club’s rise from the Isthmian Premier League to its present National League status.

Joe was a member of the team that memorably sealed promotion at Imber Court in 2019 with the extra time win against Metropolitan Police.

Joe made a total of 261 appearances for the Angels, scoring 67 goals and contributed 54 assists and was always among the award winners at every Player of the Year Evening, the only player to win it three times, which speaks volumes of his time at the club.

Manager, Jay Saunders said of Joe’s departure, “Joe has been a great servant to the club and I’ve enjoyed working with him. He is somebody who wants to play every week and be in the starting line up. Unfortunately, I can’t guarantee him the game time he is looking for, so we have amicably agreed to part ways. I wish Joe every success in his football career moving forward.”

Joe Turner said, “Tonbridge Angels has a special place in my heart and I have loved every minute of my time wearing blue and white. Thank you to the Tonbridge community for their unwavering support over the last six years. I’m gutted to be leaving, but what a fantastic time I have had at a wonderful club.”

Angels Chair, Sophie Purves added her tribute to the long-serving player: “On behalf of everyone at Tonbridge Angels Football Club, I would like to thank Joe Turner for his hard work and dedication over the past six years. He has made a significant contribution to the club and given supporters many happy memories with some outstanding performances.”

Everyone at Tonbridge Angels wishes Joe, and his ever-supportive family, all the very best for the future and give great thanks for his time at the club

Published Monday 30th October 2023