Joe Shelley

Defender

Joe Shelley

Position: Defender
Date Joined: July 2015
Previous Clubs: Clymping, Worthing United, East Preston, Horsham, Pagham, Horsham YMCA
Sponsor: Sue & Jim Bravery

From the West Sussex League to the Premier Division of the Isthmian League, Joe has been a pivotal part of current Horsham manager Dom Di Paola’s success over the past decade. Having helped Di Paola’s Clymping into the Sussex County League for the first time in their history in 2008, the goalscoring midfielder then won promotion with Worthing United before joining East Preston with whom he averaged over twenty-five goals a season to help them secure several league and cup winners medals in a highly successful three year spell. Followed EP manager Di Paola to Hastings United for a brief spell, returning to the County League with Littlehampton Town and captaining them to the Division One title. Teamed up again with Di Paola at Horsham in July 2015 and was voted Supporters Player of the Year as he led the Hornets to the County League title in his first season, only to choose to remain in the division with Pagham. Returned to Horsham in October 2017, having begun the season at Horsham YMCA, and now provides a solid presence in the heart of the defence. Closing in on 150 appearances for the Hornets.