Archives for Defender

Miloš Vukasinovič

Miloš is a powerful 5’11” defender with a Serbian background and was one of the younger players in the Staines Town U18 side who picked up runners-up medals in both the Isthmian Youth League and Middlesex Senior Youth Cup in 2016/17. In the 2017/18 season, Miloš continued to attract interest from pro scouts while playing regularly for the Swans. His previous clubs include Westway FC and Hanwell Town. He joined in June 2016, and remarkably is the club’s longest service player at present.
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Seasons: 2018-19.
Positions: Defender.

Jack Mongey

Jack has played for the Development Squads at both Norwich City and Crystal Palace (2012/13), and was then with the pre-Academy at Luton Town for 4 seasons (2013-17).  He then went to Royston Town U18s, and St Albans City U19s, before a stint in Spain took him to Malaga City, and Almuñécar City, playing U23/senior football for the latter until his departure in April 2021.  He joined Staines Town in late August 2021.   Staines Town début 30.8.21 –  H v Ashford Town (Isthmian Div 1 SC, L0-5)
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Leagues: Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Niran Butler

Centre back – A powerful defender who joined Staines from Flackwell Heath in June 2019, where he had been since leaving Barnet’s youth set-up.  Began playing with the London Football College in Islington.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Defender.

Aren Perez-Duah

  Played junior football for Inner London League side Arsenal, and spent time in Academy football with both Nike and SCA. His club football took him to East Thurrock United, Tooting & Mitcham United, Tilbury, Haringey Borough, and Hashtag United, before a spell out of the game and then a move to Staines Town at the end of September 2021.
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Leagues: FA Cup, FA Trophy, Isthmian League Division One South Central, Middlesex Senior Cup and Southern Combination Cup.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Argjend Ahmetaj

  A former Hanwell Town junior and Queens Park Rangers Academy player, he was with Hayes & Yeading United in 2018-19, London Tigers for a season, and Sporting Bengal for half of 2019/20.  He joined  Arlesey Town for the first half of 2020/1, until the season was curtailed by CoViD-19, whereupon he took the opportunity to sign for Kosovan team KF Vëllaznimi Gjakovë in Jan 2021 until the end of the season.   Staines Town début 08.07.21 –  H v Abbey Rangers (fr, W4-0)
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Leagues: FA Cup, Isthmian League Division One South Central, Middlesex Senior Cup and Southern Combination Cup.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.

Isi Richard

Right back, 19.  Of Dutch / Nigerian descent, Isioma grew up in the Netherlands, where he played for De Jonge Spartaan until 2017.  He joined New Queens Park FC on moving to England, and from there signed up to Rising Ballers FC, where he was coached by Mahrez Bettache, as well as playing in the Queens Park Rangers FC colleges set-up last season.  He is 5’10” tall and joined Staines Town in August 2019.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Defender.

Dan Choules

Right back, 19.  Dan is another June 2019 recruit, who was also a county level cross-country runner.  As a 17 year-old, he made first team appearances for both Walton Casuals and East Grinstead Town, then moved onto Woking in 2017, initially playing in their Academy.  Whilst with the Cards, he had dual registration periods with Burgess Hill Town and Walton & Hersham, and then last season with Westfield, before coming to Wheatsheaf Park.
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Seasons: 2019-20.
Positions: Defender.

Mathieu Racine

Started playing in his native Martinique (an overseas department of France in the Caribbean) with l’Aiglon du Lamentin FC, and then made his way to the mainland and played for US Rungis.  By 2019 he was playing for Haringey Borough, but then went to Poland and a spell with KS Górnik 09 Mysłowice.  On his return to England in September 2021, he first signed for FC Romania and dual-signed at Ilford, then followed this with short spells at Grantham Town and Hertford Town.  Came to Staines Town in February 2022 from Spartan South Midlands League side Crawley Green.
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Leagues: Isthmian League Division One South Central.
Seasons: 2021-22.
Positions: Defender.