Boro are pleased to confirm the appointment of Darren Foreman as part of the club's medical team for the foreseeable future.
Boro's record goalscorer in the Football League is in his fourth spell with Scarborough's senior side, following a successful playing career alongside Tommy Mooney in the 1990's, before returning to Scarborough FC in a number of roles after retiring from football in a playing capacity. Foreman scored 27 goals for Boro in the 1992/93 season before injuries impacted upon his career.
Foreman took on a number of roles with Scarborough FC, including Commercial Manager when Brooks Mileson took on the club, selling ground boards and hospitality packages to keep the club afloat. In the final years of Scarborough FC, Darren returned to the club under Neil Redfearn, assisting in the medical department when Boro were full-time whilst also working as a paramedic. Under Mark Patterson, in the final season of the old club, Foreman became a clubman, taking up kitman duties, club medic and also named as a substitute alongside Patterson as the club were under an embargo. "It was devastating to see the old club go, however we move onwards with what is ahead of us".
Boro Chairman Trevor Bull said "In September, we were looking for a new physio after Chris Machen stepped down after a number of years in the role. Before we were able to put out an advert, Darren stated his interest in helping out in the meantime. Having a Boro legend in the dressing room and someone who understands the players, our club, alongside his skill level as a paramedic is a big asset to all of the team. Working alongside Leah and Becky, Darren will hopefully be kept relatively quiet in recent weeks as players return from their respective injuries".
Foreman is now a paramedic in the Scarborough area and his role has allowed him to ensure he is available for most games as he plans the rota. "I have been able to work fairly flexibly over recent weeks with the help of my co-workers. I have visited a fair few new grounds over the past few weeks, although some grounds I visited before as a player or part of the backroom team".
Foreman has admittedly missed the camaraderie in the dressing room since his playing days have ended and is excited to get back amongst the team. "I have had to get to know most of the lads in the team since coming in, I am close to Michael (Coulson) and know Wayne (Brooksby) from the School of Excellence, but the lads have taken to me well and it is good to be back involved on a matchday.
Foreman has not stopped learning in his new role, despite his role of paramedic. "Google is a great tool, I have used it to research better equipment and understand the different benefits of sports tape, which we have been able to purchase with the help of sponsorship from a few generous donors. This includes a new ultrasound machine, which has come in useful for some of the injuries we have had of late. I hope it gathers dust but it is a fantastic bit of kit to be able to use if required to do so".
Whilst admitting he has faced a baptism of fire since offering to help out his local club, Foreman believes the worst is now over and the players currently on the sidelines will be back in the not too distant future.
A further update will follow on Friday on the playing front.