Dafter takes the reins at Aveley for new season

Danny Dafter

FOLLOWING the disappointment of their Bostik North play-off defeat Aveley FC have acted quickly to name their manager for next season, appointing Danny Dafter to the permanent job after his successes in charge in the last few weeks of the season following the departure of James Webster.

Dafter’s time in charge saw him win five of his six matches in charge, just losing out to Heybridge Swifts in the play-off final.

Millers chief executive Craig Johnson said: “Danny came back to the club after the resignation of James Webster and deservedly picked up the April Manager of The Month Award.

“All at Parkside wish Danny a long and successful period leading our club.”
Dafter, who is much travelled in local football circles, is a former Aveley player.

His coaching track record includes a spell at Brentwood Town.

Dafter says: “Gary (Haywood) and I have really enjoyed the last month of being in charge and it was an easy decision to take the job once it had been offered to us as Aveley are a very good club.

“It was a shame to miss out in the play-offs but all the players have given everything for the club and have been brilliant since I came in.

“I’m aiming to keep the squad together so we can build on what has happened this year and maybe go one better next season.

“Since I’ve came into the club the fans have been great and I hope they get right behind us again this coming season as we will be giving everything to have a successful season.”