Welling United are delighted to confirm the arrival of goalkeeper Lee Worgan from Eastbourne Borough.
The 39-year old has wracked up a huge amount of experience over a storied career, gaining a reputation as one of the most consistent stoppers in non-League football, with well over 600 appearances under his belt, including two promotions with Maidstone United.
Speaking after putting pen to paper at Park View Road, Worgan said: “After Danny [Bloor] had accepted the job, it was inevitable that I would be one of his first signings and I’m looking forward to the challenge.
“My experience will help the club because it’s going through a transitional period, so that experience will be important. The plan is for me to help the management team as well, so my knowledge of this level, I feel, will be a valuable asset to Danny, the team and everyone at Welling United.
“As I’ve always said, as long as I’m playing to a performance that I’m happy with, the Manager’s happy and the supporters are happy with, I will continue to play. I’m hungry, I always want to do well and as long as that keeps happening, I’ll keeping getting my gloves on and getting out there.”
Meanwhile, Wings boss Bloor added: “Lee was at my previous club for the last couple of seasons and, in my opinion, is one of, if not the best goalkeeper in the National League South.
“Not only does he come in as a player, he’s going to be part of our management team as well as our Player-Goalkeeping Coach and I think that, on and off the field, he will be a huge asset to Welling United.”
Emerging through the youth setup of the original Wimbledon, he spent time on loan with Aylsebury United and in the EFL with Wycombe Wanderers and Rushden & Diamonds before moving to Cardiff City in 2005.
A move to hometown club Eastbourne Borough followed, prior to spells with Hasting United and Tonbridge Angels, but it was the mover to Maidstone in 2013 which saw him make his name over the next six seasons.
An ever-present for five seasons straight, he enjoyed back-to-back promotions with the Stones, securing a place in the National League in 2017.
Worgan enjoyed the next five seasons at the top table of non-League football, including two years with Dover Athletic and returned to the National League South with Chelmsford City in 2020, before moving on to Dorking Wanderers in 2021.
It was then that Bloor snapped him up at Eastbourne to make him his number one and he performed consistently for the Sports over the last two seasons, prompting the Wings’ new boss to bring him to Park View Road as his number one target.
Season tickets for the 2023/24 campaign are now on sale with ahead of the new season as the club celebrates its 60th anniversary.