Bakes Heads In New Direction

4 years ago By Lee Peskett

Having made it past the 950 appearances barrier 'Sports' legend Darren Baker is now looking forward to a new chapter, and new challenge .....

..... in his 'career' at Priory Lane, as he moves onto the coaching staff at Eastbourne Borough FC.

 

On discussing this change of direction Darren described the factors driving the move. "As I have got older I have noticed that it takes longer for my body to recover these days, to get over injuries. Then, when you think you are fit the injury can flare up again in training or playing. After such a long career I  do not want to do myself, or the club, an injustice with my performances. It is also difficult for The Gaffer to plan when its often unclear how long my recovery may take."

With this realisation dawning on Darren over recent weeks 'Bakes' sat down with Tommy Widdrington to discuss. The output of the meeting was an agreement that Darren would start to work with him (Widdrington), Alan Kimble and the other coaches on the coaching side of the 'divide'. 

"Darren has a wealth of playing experience, and that experience was all gained at this club, so that knowledge and history is priceless and a resource we must use", was Widdringtons comment on the 'move'. "I'm delighted to have Darren onboard and look forward to working with him in the future."

Delight was also in the comment from Baker. "Facing a winding down in your playing career was difficult and it took some time to approach The Gaffer. However I was pleased with the conversation and delighted with the outcome. I had no desire to go anywhere else, and this club, and the people within it are exactly right for me to start down the coaching road. I'm really looking forward to the challenge."

 

The club retains Darren's playing registration but it is expected that Boro fans will see him in a track-suit, cones and bibs in hand, more often than in the familiar Red of the playing kit.

Where next?

Fixture Postponed 3rd November 2012, But Replacement Agreed Boro's trip to Chelmsford City, due for the 3rd of November, is postponed .....
Mascot Opportunities At Priory Lane The upcoming home fixtures for the first XI are currently without mascots.
 
Fixtures
Sun 11 Dec
a
EBFC Academy AFC Vardeanians
Cup 10:30
Mon 12 Dec
a
EBFC Academy Three Bridges
League 19:45
Tue 13 Dec
h
Cup 19:45
Wed 14 Dec
h
EBFC Academy Tonbridge Angels
League 14:00
Sat 17 Dec
a
1st XI Oxford City
League 15:00
Tue 20 Dec
h
EBFC Academy East Grinstead Town
League 19:30
 

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