Richard James Peniket (born 4 March 1993) is a semi-professional footballer who plays for FC Halifax Town as a forward.
He has represented Wales at levels up to Under-21.
Peniket was born in Stourbridge, West Midlands, and began his football career with Walsall.
In 2009, despite interest from Manchester United, Peniket joined Fulham. In June 2010, Peniket signed his first professional contract, keeping him until 2013.
In October 2011, Peniket joined League Two club Hereford on a one-month loan, later extended until the end of the season. He made his Football League debut in the 2–1 home defeat to Bristol Rovers on 10 January 2012, replacing Delroy Facey for the last twelve minutes of the match.
On 30 August 2012, Peniket signed for Conference National team Kidderminster Harriers on a loan deal from Fulham until January 2013. He made his début for Kidderminster in a 1–1 draw against Barrow, coming on as a substitute in the 71st minute. On 21 November, Fulham confirmed that Peniket had been recalled.
Peniket signed for Conference side AFC Telford United on a one-month loan on 29 January 2013 and made his début the same day, against Kidderminster Harriers away, losing the match 1–0. Peniket scored his first ever senior goal for AFC Telford United against Hyde at New Bucks Head on 12 February 2013.
On 2 March 2013, Peniket signed for Conference South club Farnborough on an initial one-month loan deal. On 22 March 2013, this loan was extended until the end of the season.
Peniket was one of twelve players released by Fulham at the end of the 2012–13 Premier League season.
Following his release by Fulham, Peniket moved down four divisions to join Conference National side Tamworth on a one-year contract. Peniket made a great start to his career when he scored twice in a 4–1 victory over Southport on 7 September 2013, ending his first five games without a goal drought.
Peniket signed for FC Halifax Town on 24 June 2014 on a free transfer. He scored his first two goals for the Yorkshire side in a 3–0 victory over Welling.
Peniket has played for Wales at levels up to under-21. He has six appearances for the Wales under-19 team, and made his debut for the under-21s in a 2–1 friendly defeat against Hungary on 10 August 2011.
Full name Richard James Peniket
Date of birth 4 March 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Stourbridge, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Forward
Current team FC Halifax Town
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Fulham 0 (0)
2011–2012 Hereford United (loan) 7 (0)
2012 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 11 (0)
2013 AFC Telford United (loan) 6 (1)
2013 Farnborough (loan) 4 (2)
2013–2014 Tamworth 42 (7)
2014– FC Halifax Town 35 (6)
Wales U19 6
2011 Wales U21 1 (0)