Worthing full-back moves to Eastbourne Borough

Will Hendon in action for Worthing last season. Picture by Stephen Goodger
Will Hendon in action for Worthing last season. Picture by Stephen Goodger

Former Worthing full-back Will Hendon sealed a switch to Eastbourne Borough earlier this week.

The 22-year-old joins Jamie Howell's Sports squad ahead of their National League South campaign.

Hendon, who played a division-lower in the then Ryman League Premier Division with Worthing last term, informed Gary Elphick he would not sign a new contract following a week at Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy's V9 Academy in June.

Speaking after Hendon announced his decision to leave, Worthing manager Elphick admitted the defender will be a big loss and said: "It's a real shame to lose Will but he wants to play at a higher level, so good luck to him.

"I'm gutted he's not decided to sign a new contract, he's been a great servant to the club and had some great times here.

"I think another year with us would have done him no harm, we're a team looking to go places and he could have remained part of that."

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