Further to the football club offering Harrison significantly improved renewal terms ahead of the upcoming 2024/25 campaign, Harrison has taken the decision to seek other opportunities to continue his football journey and progression elsewhere.

After leaving Worthing FC at the end of the 22/23 season, Harrison became Wanderers first signing of the summer ahead of the club’s second ever campaign competing in the National League. With the exception of the penultimate league fixture away to Rochdale, Harrison would go on to play every minute of every competitive match for Wanderers throughout the 23/24 season, and despite the season of course ending with the bitter disappointment of relegation, Harrison’s consistency and quality of performances week after week led to the 23-year old earning a number of personal accolades during and at the end of the campaign.

In addition to earning the club ‘Player of The Month’ awards for August, September and March, Harrison was also nominated as TNT Sports ‘Player of The Match’ in the away fixture at AFC Fylde in November, Wanderers second live fixture on TNT Sports during the 23/24 season. And just last weekend, following the final match of the campaign against Hartlepool United, Harrison was presented with the ‘Young Player of The Year’, ‘Supporters Player of The Year’ and ‘Players’ Player of The Year’ accolades.

Reflecting on Harrison’s season with Dorking Wanderers, manager Marc White adds the following:

“It’s been an absolute pleasure – from the minute Harrison started with with us, even from the early training sessions, it was clear he had an extra edge which I have not seen in a goalkeeper before, in particular his positioning to enable shot-stopping, which has been exemplary. It quickly became clear Harrison was going to be a fantastic find for us. I’m not surprised he has been a massive fan’s favourite, and it was also no surprise he cleaned up at the annual players awards!”

Acknowledging the circumstances for both football club and player at this time, Marc respects and understands Harrison’s decision to seek pastures new:

“On top of the footballing side, Harrison is also a really, really top lad. When the relegation was announced, looking across the whole squad, I knew we would struggle to retain Harrison; considering his age and following on from the season he has had with us. We wish him, and I wish him, all the very best for the future, and I’m sure it won’t be the last we see of him around Meadowbank. Once a Wanderer, always a Wanderer!”

Grateful for the experience of representing the football club in the National League and appreciative of everyone’s support, Harrison says:

“I would like to start by saying thank you! It’s been a real honour to walk out every week in a Wanderers shirt this past season. I’ve made memories which will last a lifetime, and have met some amazing people playing for this club. Thank you to everyone involved at the football club for making me feel so welcome from day one!”

“Rewinding the clock back to last summer, Marc gave me the opportunity to prove myself at this level, and I will never forget that. I know the team will bounce back from this season’s disappointment, and I’m looking forward to watching it happen!”

“Thank you to the fans who have followed us up and down the country and have never stopped supporting us, no matter what the outcome.”

The full list of players retained by Dorking Wanderers ahead of the 2024/25 season will be published in the week commencing April 29th.