With the end of the season confirmed, The Roary Club will now see a handover to its next custodians. After 5 successful years, building the primary-age club up from scratch, Steven Lawther is handing over his reward stamp ready for the new season.
The Roary Club started with the idea that our youngest generation of fans would grow an affiliation with the Rovers from an early age by providing them a framework and opportunities to connect with players, management, fellow supporters and – of course – our leader, Roary Rover.
Over 800 kids have registered with the club since it was formed and have experienced Christmas and Halloween parties, Open Days and Meet the Manager events to name but a few. Steven and his wife Elaine have done an amazing job in driving this initiative forward, and have been the Penman Family Stand face of the Roary Club each matchday.
The time has come, though, for Steven to pass over the running of the Roary Club. With his daughter Grace now playing football in the National Performance League – with matches all over Scotland – he can no longer guarantee being in place before kick-off on a Saturday.
We are grateful that Louise Murdoch will now take on the leading role, supported by husband Eddie, Kenny Christie and Grant Buchan. Ali More, who has been involved since the outset, will also continue to assist.
The Roary Club and Raith Rovers FC are immensely grateful to Steven for all the dedication and commitment he brought to the role, and look forward to the new team taking over.
The Roary Club continues to be free to all primary school aged kids thanks to the financial support of the Raith Supporters Trust. If you have a child who would love to join, send an email with name, address and date of birth to roaryclubraithrovers.net
Roary himself can’t wait for the new season to start, but for now wants everyone to stay safe: