Leroy has had over sixteen years as a professional footballer with various clubs including Reading, Norwich City, Middlesborough and Bristol City, he has also been capped 9 times by England U21's.
Leroy is now heading up an agency called We Want Talent which focuses across all areas of Sports & Entertainment, this exciting new venture for Leroy should capture the imagination of people across the UK.
Leroy comes into Haverhill Rovers initially as a coach to oversee, deliver and support within the club's EJA section and first team environments.
Community Football Development Manager Peter Betts added “ When I first met Leroy a few weeks ago it became apparent he wanted to put something back into football, Leroy showed a real enthusiasm and passion to want to make a difference for young people and help support them on the football journeys they are currently experiencing.
I believe having an individual such as Leroy around the young players within our community will only support and enhance their opportunities to develop ensuring they reach their potential. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to witness first-hand the benefits having a former professional footballer within your ranks can do to support young players within our community, both Stuart Wardley when he returned to play after a spell at QPR for Haverhill Rovers and Dan Gleeson who is now at Haverhill Borough FC following professional spells at Cambridge, Luton and Notts County are excellent examples of this.
The life experiences within a football environment these individuals can share with young people to help and support them really is powerful message and I am sure Leroy will become a invaluable asset for the players at Haverhill moving forward.
I believe this is another fantastic example of the great work that is taking place at both Haverhill clubs, a lot of people are working extremely hard behind the scenes to ensure everyone has the best possible football experience at Haverhill “
Haverhill Rovers Chairman Ali Shulver added “ I am absolutely delighted Leroy has decided to support our talented young players at Haverhill Rovers F C, as you know the club is extremely keen on wanting to develop its own talent and the need for role models for young people to aspire too is always required. To have Leroy coming into this club is another sign the football club is taking strides forward to help improve our coaching and development structure which will only see Haverhill Rovers develop in the years to come”
Leroy Lita added “ I had a real desire to want to remain actively involved in football, I want to try and get involved with as many things as I can across the game. Once I was invited here it was instantly noticeable what great facilities and structure are in place to help players develop. I believe the experiences I have had within football can only help the players at Haverhill, I am really looking forward to becoming more involved “