Interview Lee Worgan

LEE WORGAN

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Personal Details

Club:
Dover Athletic FC
Full Name:
Lee John Worgan
Nationality:
English
Date of Birth:
01-12-1983
Place of birth:
Eastbourne
Position:
Goalkeeper
Shirt number:
13

Career

2002-2004
Wimbledon FC
2002-2003 (on loan)
Aylesbury United FC
2004 (on loan)
Wycombe Wanderers FC
2004-2005
Rushden & Diamonds FC
2005-2006
Cardiff City FC
2006 (on loan)
Merthyr Tydfil FC
2006
Eastbourne Borough FC
2006-2008
Hastings United FC
2008-2013
Tonbridge Angels FC
2013-2018
Maidstone United FC
2018-
Dover Athletic FC

Interview

So Lee – tell us a bit about yourself!

Hello, I’m Lee Worgan and I play for Dover Athletic FC.

Why did you start playing football? And were you immediately a goalkeeper?

My dad loved football and got me involved from a young age, it became a passion that we both shared, a lot of my friends played at the local club as well and I loved everything about the game.  I started out as a left winger but quickly became a keeper at about 10 years old.

You came from the youth of Wimbledon FC. Did you noticed a lot of difference between the youth and the first team ?

As I made my way through the youth teams it became apparent that the closer you got to the first team the better and more consistent you would have to be to cement yourself in the squad. The jump from the reserve team to the first team was huge in every way.

By Wimbledon FC, you was loaned out to Aylesbury United FC and Wycombe Wanderers FC. How did you experience these periods?

I loved my time at Aylesbury United, it was my first taste of men’s football and playing in front of a crowd.  It really improved my game to be able to get 30+ senior appearances at 18 and I’ll always have a soft spot for them.  My time at Wycombe was short but memorable, my first full league debut and football league MOM as well as playing under Tony Adams, thoroughly enjoyable.

Worgan you played for Wales through most youth levels and you was a regular in the Wales U21 team for several years. What was it like to join the national football team of Wales ?

I don’t think a player can achieve a greater honour representing their country and I’m incredibly proud to have a achieved international caps at U19 and U21 level.

In May 2008 you signed for Tonbridge Angels FC, where you made more than 200 league appearances. Why did you leave Tonbridge Angels FC ?

I enjoyed my time at Tonbridge, securing promotion and then spending two years with them in the conference south but after 5 seasons I felt as if I needed a change, a fresh challenge.

In March 2011, you won the ‘Sells Goalkeeping Academy Good Hands’ award for the best defensive record in the Isthmian League Premier Division that month, conceding three goals in six games. Were you surprised by that award?

A little, it’s always pleasantly surprising to win any sort of award for how well you’ve performed.

On 15 May 2013, you joined Isthmian League Premier Division side Maidstone United FC. How did you experience these period ?

One of the best footballing decisions I’ve ever made.  A fantastic club where i made memories and achieved things I never dreamed imaginable.

You have played at several football clubs in several leagues. At which club did you learned the most?

Every club I’ve played for, at different levels has allowed me to gain so much experience and learn so much, Maidstone stands out because to win a league title and then win the play off final the following season is something I never imagined I would be a part of.

What is your ambition after your football career ?

I’ve always been someone that loves the game, I’d like to continue playing, winning trophies and achieving as much as possible.


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