New first team manager appointed at Kempston Rovers

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By Matthew Vine
Youth Development and Communications Officer – Kempston Rovers FC

Rovers have announced the appointment of new first team manager, Scott Dash.

Following a successful interview with the club last week with assistant Mark Royal, chairman Andy Kirby said: “We are delighted to welcome Scott and Mark to the club. We feel with their experience and knowledge of the league that they are a very good fit for us. We look forward to a very happy and successful relationship.”

Dash joins having previously managed Northwood, Scott was also assistant manager at Chalfont St Peter both clubs who have been Step Four regulars in the past few seasons, and no strangers to matches with Rovers.

Dash started his playing career at Wycombe Wanderers, before having spells at Hayes & Yeading and Beaconsfield Town, amongst others.

Dash retired playing through injury, and went into coaching, starting as Leverstock Green U18 manager, before managing the senior side and going on to achieve silverware in the St Mary’s Cup.

Speaking to Dash, he mentions: “I would like to thank Andy and the club for giving me the opportunity to manage such a fantastic club and I am looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

Reserve manager Roger Martindale will take the team in this Tuesday’s FA Cup replay at Whitton Utd, before Dash starts his league campaign away at North Leigh on Saturday, August 14.