The Club were today informed that Lee Croft would be stepping down from his role as Supporter Liaison Officer due to family commitments.
Lee 22, has been a Rovers fan all of his life and was appointed as an SLO in April 2013. Lee has been to around 70 games as an SLO in that time, including League games, Cup ties and friendlies.
When asked about his favourite moment in that time Lee replied “Every minute of it! Although one personal highlight would be the charity walk from Keepmoat Stadium to Oakwell in November 2013”.
Whilst in the role as SLO Lee was pro-active in filling any communication gaps between Rovers and supporters, “In the role of SLO there is three things to remember. Communication. Communication. Communication. That is where many Clubs get it wrong, but at Rovers we got it right. In fact we were allowed to get it right. Gavin Baldwin wanted us to have a presence and that is why it works here. I would advise any future SLO to remember that it’s still a relatively new role, both in this country and overseas. You can’t change everything over night, although you will want to”.
CEO Gavin Baldwin said “Lee was brilliant here and we are sad to see him move on. He has helped us progress off the field with our supporter comunications massively and he has left some big shoes to fill. Obviously in life family comes first and we respect Lee’s decision 100%. We wish him well for the future and look forward to seeing him here as a supporter again very soon”.
Lee added "I'd like to also thank everyone at Doncaster Rovers and my fellow fans who have all been fantastic in continuing to support the role. Its been both an honour and a privilege to serve the fans and the Club. I was a fan going into the role and that aspect certainly hasn't changed. This is still my Club and I'm still 'Rovers Till I Die”
The Club are currently recruiting for a new SLO, for the job description please click HERE.