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Name
Luca Doorbar-Baptist
Nationality
ausAustralia
Position
Defender
Joined
13/01/2023
Diamonds Debut
28/01/2023
Final Diamonds Appearance
25/02/2023
Current Club
Peterborough Sports
Previous Club(s)
Diamonds, Cambridge City, Nottingham Forest Academy, Spalding United
Leagues & Cups
Southern League Premier Division Central
Age
21

13/01/23: AFC Rushden & Diamonds are excited to announce the signing of 20-year-old Australian defender Luca Doorbar-Baptist on a dual-registration basis from Vanarama National League North side Peterborough Sports.

A product of the Nottingham Forest academy after spending his formative years in his home country, Luca left the City Ground in the summer and signed for Sports, making appearances at Step 2 this season. Luca spent last month on dual registration with Cambridge City in the Northern Premier League Division One Midlands and now becomes the 8th signing of the Chris Nunn era at AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Chris was keen to add competition for places in the defensive areas and was pleased to get his latest signing over the line: “Firstly I’d like to thank Jimmy Dean at Peterborough Sports for his help with this one. Luca is an excellent footballer as you can tell by his background. Once I became aware of his availability I acted quickly to bring him in and he’s another that I’m sure will really add to the group and help us in our great escape!”

03/03/23: Luca Doorbar-Baptist has informed the Club that he is going to be taking a break from football and will no longer be part of the squad going forward. Luca joined the Club in January on a dual-registration basis from Peterborough Sports and made 4 appearances for the Diamonds. We wish Luca well for the future.

Southern League Premier Division Central

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Result

(34)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Liberty Way

Nuneaton Borough v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 557
Captain: Luke Massingham
(33)
0 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Hednesford Town

Match Sponsor: Encompass
Attendance: 299
Man of the Match: Miguel Lopes de Matos (chosen by match sponsor Encompass)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(32)
0 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Barwell

Attendance: 327
Man of the Match: Loris Marcimain
Captain: Luke Massingham
(31)
3 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium

Coalville Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 609
Captain: Dean Snedker
(30)
0 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Stratford Town

Match Sponsor: Seventy9
Attendance: 452
Man of the Match: Joel Anker (chosen by match sponsor, Seventy9)
Captain: Dean Snedker

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