Barnet Football Club



JJ Hooper becomes latest addition

JJ joins with a wealth of experience having played for the likes Port Vale, Grimsby Town, Bromley and most recently Wrexham in the 2019-20 season. 

Bees fans will be no stranger to our new striker after he scored the opener for Wrexham in our 1-1 draw at the Racecourse Ground last season. 

JJ’s early career saw him develop through the youth academy at Premier League side Newcastle United, but his first big season would come with Havant and Waterlooville as he fired 20 goals in all competitions as the Hawks reached the play-offs. 

A move to the Football League soon followed as he joined then League One side Port Vale, where he scored 10 goals during his time with the Valiants. After a brief stint on loan at Northampton Town, a move to Grimsby Town followed where he scored a further seven goals. 

The 26-year-old has had no problems finding the net at National League level either, having scored 14 goals in 22 appearances for Bromley in the 2018-19 season, before netting a further six strikes at Wrexham in the last campaign. 

The 6ft 1 striker is powerful running with the ball and in the air, he can score a variety of different types of goals as well. The signing of Hooper gives Bees boss Peter Beadle more firepower at the top end of the pitch and he’ll be hoping Hooper can link up well with last season’s second-highest scorer Josh Walker. 

We are really pleased to have secured JJ’s services ahead of the new campaign and we look forward to seeing him out on The Hive London pitch soon!