Hoskins, Will

Birth Date

6th May 1986





Biographical Text

Will Hoskins, who had appeared in the top-flight, played nine league games for Exeter City during 2015/16 at the end of his professional career. After leaving the club he played for Hemel Hempstead Town.

Will played age-group football for Notts County before joining Rotherham on leaving school and making his debut as a 17-year-old in 2003. By the age of twenty, Will had played eighty league and cup games as well as representing England at under-18, under-19 and under-20 levels. This paved the way for move to Premier League Watford in January 2007 as part of a combined £1.2 million transfer with teammate Lee Williamson. Will made his Watford debut against Liverpool on 13 January 2007 and, in three-and-a-half years at Vicarage Road, he was to play in seventy league and cup games scoring nine goals. There were also loan moves to Nottingham Forest and Millwall.

Will signed for Bristol Rovers in June 2010 and on to Brighton & Hove Albion in May 2011. In three years in Sussex he appeared in fewer than twenty league matches and, following a loan spell at Sheffield United, Will signed for Oxford United where he only played a handful of games. 

Released by Oxford, Will found himself without a club when he came to Exeter on trial at the start of July 2015. Then, after showing up well in pre-season games Will agreed terms with City at the end of the month. He scored on his debut against Yeovil Town on 8 August 2015 which proved to be his only goal for the club. After a run of games in August and September Will’s final game for Exeter, and his last in English professional football, was at Liverpool in the FA Cup in January 2106.

Living in the Watford area, Will joined Hemel Hempstead Town in November 2017 and later King’s Langley before moving to play for Northcote City in Australia. He then rejoined Kings Langley in 2019 and was still with them as a coach in 2022/23. By this time he was also managing the 1886 bar at the King’s Langley ground.


Exeter City

League 9; Cups 3 (12)


League 1



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