James Hamon, a goalkeeper from Guernsey, played twenty-one league games in his second season with Exeter City and later played for Truro City alongside working as a golf professional.
Channel Islander James had a trial with Southampton when at school and had played in Guernsey football as well for the newly-formed Guernsey club in the English non-league game. He became part of Exeter City’s squad as an eighteen-year-old in September 2013. During his first season James was third choice behind Arthur Krysiak and Christy Pym meaning he waited until 7 0ctober 2014 before making his debut against Coventry City in the Football League Trophy. Later that season he had what proved to be his longest-run in the first-team playing twenty-one games in the absence of the injured Christy Pym. Then, with Bobby Olejnik now at the club, James played just one league game in 2015/16 and spent part of the season on loan at Hayes and Yeading United. After this time James only appeared in a further six league matches for Exeter City, and having been on loan at Gloucester City, was eventually released in May 2019.
After leaving Exeter James signed for Truro City where he embarked on a lengthy stay aside from a short period on loan with Torquay United during the second half of the 2020/21 season. Signed as cover, James was to come on as substitute in the seventh minute of second-half stoppage time at Solihull Borough after Torquay’s goalkeeper had been sent off.
Back with Truro City, James regained a regular place in the team which he was now combining with turning his golfing ability into a career as he became golf professional firstly at Teign Valley and later Fingle Glen. Having helped Truro win promotion to National League South through the play-offs at the end of 2022/23, he appeared for Guernsey in the 2023 Island Games.
27 League; 10 Cups (37)