Tudors keeper Walker reveals that he is on his way out of the club

Hemel Town keeper Laurie Walker. Picture (c) Darren Kelly
Hemel Town keeper Laurie Walker. Picture (c) Darren Kelly

Hemel Hempstead Town FC have started their rebuilding process for next season – with goalkeeper Laurie Walker announcing that he is leaving the club.

Walker broke the news on Twitter with a message to the Hemel fans, saying: “Sad day for me, just wanted to let everyone know I won’t be a Hemel Hempstead player next season.

“The decision hasn’t been easy at all but, due to circumstances changing at the club, it is going to make it really difficult for me to commit.

“I just want to thank everyone connected with the club for looking after me so well and all the fans for backing me through everything – it has been a brilliant two years which I won’t forget.

“Thank you all again for getting behind me in my time at Hemel and I hope the future is bright for the club.”

In total, Walker played 103 games for the Tudors, keeping 36 clean sheets in the process.

This included an individual club record best of 19 shutouts in the Southern Premier Division championship winning season of 2013/14.

This season, however, the Tudors only managed seven league clean sheets in their debut Conference South campaign.