Former Lewes captain Jack Walder has rejoined the club ahead of our return to the Bostik Premier.
Walder, now 28, began his career with the Rooks back in 2007 when he was part of our under-18s side. He soon graduated to the first team, where he played under several Lewes managers including Steve Ibbotson, Simon Wormull and Garry Wilson.
Darren Freeman is pleased to have fought off competition for the combative midfielder. “I’m delighted to get Jack back to the club,” said Darren. “He had a host of clubs wanting his signature and you can tell why. He’s big, he’s strong, he’s a leader and more importantly for me, he loves Lewes FC.
“We now have competition for places all over the park and strength in depth, which is what you need in the Bostik Premier.”
Jack told us he was happy to be coming home, after spells with Hastings Utd and more recently Crowborough. “I’ve had a few offers, but I decided I want to give it a good go and get back to playing in the Bostik Premier,” he said.
“I believe I should be playing at this level and when Daz picked up the phone I knew I would be coming back.”
“I really enjoyed my time at the club when I was last here and I’m just happy to be back where I started.”
Jack joins Luke Blewden, Nassim Dukali, Lewis Carey and Nico Cotton among the five players signed this summer.