Managers dream D'Sean Theobalds leaves Tonbridge Angels for the Polish Premier League

Monday 20th January 2020

TONBRIDGE ANGELS midfielder D’Sean Theobalds has played his last game for the club as he makes a dream move to Polish top-flight outfit Korona Kielce following a successful trial and medical.


Joining the Longmead Stadium club at Christmas 2018 Theobalds quickly settled into his role as the principle central midfield creator playing a significant role in the Angels extraordinary charge up the Isthmian Premier from mid-table to arrive at the playoffs and eventual promotion to Vanarama National League South.

Theobalds will of course always be remembered by Angels fans for the equalising goal he scored in the 84th minute of the Super Play-off Final against Metropolitan Police that led to extra time and an eventual 3-2 victory at Imber Court.

Whilst with Tonbridge Angels, Theobalds made 52 appearances scoring eight goals and was frequently named man-of-the-match by both sponsors and supporters.

Tonbridge Angels manager Steve McKimm told “D has been absolutely terrific for me, a manager’s dream. He arrived at Longmead when things were at something of a low ebb particularly for me personally and became a genuine leader on the pitch through his performances putting new life into our promotion project.

“He’s made no secret of the fact that he felt he could at some stage play full- time football and I’m delighted that he has now been given his chance with Korona Kielce. He goes with all our thanks and very best wishes for the future.”

Theobalds joins a list of players who under McKimm and his staff’s guidance have either seen their careers revived having been plucked from relative non-League obscurity, or in the case of younger players, promoted their CVs by inducted them into the world of‘men’s football.

Kielce is a City in Central Southern Poland with a population of around 195,000 with the club at the mid-winter break currently sitting in 14th position in the Ekstraklasa, the country’s equivalent of the Premier League.

Theobalds’ final signing will, of course, be subject to the normal international clearances between the two countries’ football associations and joins the Polish club on non-contract terms and aims to impress during their summer training camp in Turkey.

McKimm’s men have climbed up to eighteenth-place in the Vanarama National League South table with 27 points from their 25 league outings, two points clear of the relegation zone, which is now occupied by Chippenham Town and Hungerford Town.

The Angels travel to Billericay Town on Saturday.  Jamie O’Hara’s side are a couple of places higher in the league pecking order with 30 points from their 24 league outings.

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