Bromley Football Club are saddened to announce that at the age of 30, winger Zavon Hines has retired from professional football upon receiving medical advice.
The former West Ham United player only signed for Bromley back in December, having scored against the Ravens for Chesterfield just a week before.
After receiving medical advice, Zavon took time to consider what he had been told and made the difficult decision to retire.
Upon making the decision, Hines commented; “The past few weeks have been the toughest of my career. I’ve had to make one of the hardest decisions in my life and even now as I write this message I’m in tears. But after getting medical advice and with a broken heart, I’m going to retire from professional football immediately. Mentally and emotionally this is difficult for me but I had a choice to make.”
After thanking West Ham for opening the door to a career in the game, Hines added; “I want to thank all the other clubs and supporters on my journey, you have all played a big part in my career. I don’t know what the future holds for me yet but I trust that God has something great planned for me”.
Manager Neil Smith commented; “I’m absolutely devastated for Zavon. When he’s played against us he’s been exceptional and he was someone I couldn’t wait to get into the Club. To then hear the sad news was gutting. He will be a massive loss to the squad. Since he’s walked through the door he has committed to the squad and to me. I’d just like to think he has a future in the game as a coach, which I believe he has. As a Club we will and as a manager and as a person I will help him through this difficult time”.
Zavon has been and will continue to be around the first team environment, and the Club will continue to support him through this difficult process.
Officially retired 💔😭 pic.twitter.com/ezpGfw9OJ9
— Zavon Hines (@zavonhines41) February 4, 2019