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Born: 26 April 1989, Brighton
Debut: (1) A v East Grinstead Town, FA Vase 1st Round, 3 October 2009 (2) A v Whytleafe, Isthmian League South, 27 September 2011 (3) H v Harlow Town, Isthmian Premier, 11 August 2018 (4) A v Ashford United, FA Cup Preliminary Round, 12 September 2020
Previous clubs: Brighton & Hove Albion (youth), Woking, Bristol Rovers, Tiverton Town (loan), Lewes (loan), Tiverton Town (loan), Bognor Regis Town (loan), Eastbourne Borough, Whitehawk (loan), Sutton United (loan), Eastbourne Town, Bognor Regis Town, Whitehawk, Lewes, Burgess Hill Town, Bognor Regis Town, Worthing, Kingstonian, Saltdean United, Whitehawk, Saltdean United
James joined the Hawks for the fourth time for the start of the 20-21 season having had a break from the game. He first signed on loan and scored on his debut in the FA Vase in October 2010. He joined permanently in September 2011, scoring twice on his debut in the first ten minutes and going on to be top scorer in our promotion winning side. He also played regularly during our season in the Isthmian Premier in 2018-19.
James was at Brighton & Hove Albion as a youngster before being spotted by Bristol Rovers while captaining England FA Schools. He also played for the British Colleges team. He scored 26 goals for Bognor Regis Town in 16-17 as they won promotion to National League South. His brother Tommy had 3 spells with the Hawks and his father Frank played for the club in 1983.