We are delighted to announce that both Kenny Rafferty and Darren Smith have agreed to become Joint Managers of Tranent Juniors Football Club.
After careful consideration and several positive discussions between them and the committee, both Kenny & Daz feel the opportunity to manage their hometown Club was too big an opportunity to turn down.
The Club feel that the performance of the team over the past few months has been so impressive that it would be folly to look elsewhere.
Kenny and Daz have played the game at the highest level and it’s clear to see that the players, committee and fans have the utmost respect for both of them.
Kenny had the following to say after penning an 18 months deal, “The players are the reason we are in this position, each and every one one of them have been fantastic and so professional since we stepped in. There is a lot still to play for this season and I can’t wait for next season already. I’d like to thank the fans for really supporting me and Daz, the players and the Club. Their support recently has been second to none, it really shows the potential we have.”
Daz said “I want to continue playing, I had a few good offers to go back to the Super League next year but the Club have been great to me and I couldn’t refuse this opportunity. I echo what Raff has said, the players and the fans have all been brilliant. The committee have taken their time in appointing us which has been the right thing for all parties. We are all buzzing and there is a real togetherness and steely determination from everyone to keep progressing.”