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Name
Jake Kerins
Nationality
engEngland
Position
Defender
Sponsor (Home)
Phil Hayes
Sponsor (Away)
Phil Hayes
Joined
28/06/2023
Diamonds Debut
12/08/2023
Final Diamonds Appearance
08/10/2023
Current Club
Histon
Previous Club(s)
Diamonds, Biggleswade Town, Bury Town, Kempston Rovers, King’s Lynn Town, Mildenhall Town, St. Neots Town
Leagues & Cups
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division, FA Cup, FA Trophy, Pre-Season Friendly
Age
25

28/06/23: AFC Rushden & Diamonds are delighted to announce the signing of 24-year-old defender Jake Kerins from Southern League Division One Central side Kempston Rovers. Jake has vast experience with various clubs in East Anglia and Bedfordshire. Beginning his career with Mildenhall Town, a move to Bury Town followed before Jake was picked up by King’s Lynn Town during their 2018/19 Southern League Premier Division Central promotion season. Following the Linnetts’ promotion, Jake moved to St. Neots Town and following a short spell there, moved to Biggleswade Town, where he remained for a couple of years before joining Kempston Rovers last summer. He scooped the Manager’s Player of the Season Award at Kempston last season. Jake – who plays predominantly as a right back but can play anywhere across the back line – is no stranger to Manager Chris Nunn, who signed him for both Biggleswade Town and Kempston Rovers in recent years. He’s a player Chris had been keen to bring to the Club and he was delighted to secure his services for the upcoming season. “Jake will be coming in as Vice Captain because he sets high standards for himself and he expects his teammates to follow suit. He’s quick, he wants to win and he cares. When I spoke to him about coming to Rushden, it didn’t take him long to think about it and as with other recent signings, made it clear that he really wants to be here. I’ve had three seasons with Jake at Step 3 and I thought his career would go in an upward trajectory from there, so I think we’re very lucky to have him.” Jake spoke exclusively to AFCRDTV ahead of pre-season training last night and spoke to of his delight at joining the Club: “It feels good to be here and I’m really looking forward to getting started. I’ve worked with Chris before and I’m pleased to join up with him again here. Everybody knows about Rushden and the crowd here, I’ve played against the Club in the past and it’s seemed like a great place to play football. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and hopefully giving the supporters a season to be proud of after a tough period for the Club. The Club’s rebuilding and I hope the supporters are excited to come to Hayden Road to watch us this year.”

13/10/23: AFC Rushden & Diamonds can confirm that vice-captain Jake Kerins has opted to leave the Club to join Chris Nunn at Histon. We thank Jake for his contributions this season and wish him all the best for the future.

Northern Premier League - Midlands Division

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FA Cup

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FA Trophy

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Pre-Season Friendly

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Diamonds Total (League & Cup)

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Result

(9)
1 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Westwood Road

Cambridge City v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 274
Captain: Luke Massingham
(8)
1 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Hinckley LRFC

Attendance: 387
Man of the Match: Luke Massingham
Captain: Luke Massingham
(7)
2 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Sphinx Industrial Supplies Arena

Coventry Sphinx v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 202
Man of the Match: Ben Garwood
Captain: Luke Massingham
(First Round Qualifying (Dynamo win 5-3 on penalties))
1 - 1
FA Trophy
2023/24
The Newton Fallowell Stadium

Loughborough Dynamo v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 195
Man of the Match: Pharrell Anderson
Captain: Jake Kerins
(6)
3 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Newton Fallowell Stadium

Loughborough Dynamo v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 205
Man of the Match: Michael Harriman
Captain: Luke Massingham
(5)
1 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Corby Town

Attendance: 716
Man of the Match: Luke Massingham
Captain: Luke Massingham
(4)
2 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Moat Ground

Gresley Rovers v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 359
Man of the Match: Luke Massingham
Captain: Luke Massingham
(3)
0 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bedworth United

Attendance: 335
Man of the Match: Pharrell Anderson (awarded by Jamie Loveday)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(Preliminary Round)
1 - 0
FA Cup
2023/24
The Daly Group Stadium

Fakenham Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 298
Man of the Match: Jake Kerins
Captain: Luke Massingham
(2)
2 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Sir Halley Stewart Field

Spalding United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 470
Captain: Luke Massingham
(1)
0 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Sporting Khalsa

Match Sponsor: Kit Dzeryn's family
Attendance: 552
Man of the Match: George Rose (chosen by Kit's family)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(Pre-Season Friendly)
2 - 2
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2023/24
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bedford Town

(Pre-Season Friendly)
0 - 9
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2023/24
Hayden Road

Rushden & Higham United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

(Pre-Season Friendly)
1 - 1
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2023/24
Compton Park

Cogenhoe United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds