Jarrow FC complete eye-catching signing of three-time FA Vase winner
Jarrow FC manager Dave Bell has revealed delight at securing the signing of three-time FA Vase winner Lee Kerr.
The former Seaham Red Star and Hebburn Town player made his name with Whitley Bay as he helped the Hillheads club create history in the FA Vase by winning the competition in three consecutive seasons.
Kerr formed a prolific partnership alongside fellow Bay legend Paul Chow which affectionally became known as “Ker-Chow” as they both found the net in the Vase Final wins over Glossop North End, Wroxham and Coalville Town.
His move to Jarrow brings an end to his second spell with Whitley Bay and he departs in second place in the club’s all-time appearance list after scoring 187 goals in his 471 appearances.
He will now take his place in the Jarrow squad as they continue their attempts to reach the top tier of the Northern League for the first time – and his new manager believes that Kerr can help the club continue to create history this season.
Bell told The Gazette: “Not only is Lee a superb player, he is a great lad and he will fit in well with what we are trying to achieve as a club.
“Lee’s experience and achievements in the game will help drive us to the next level and we are absolutely delighted that Lee has chosen to join us.
“This season has been about making history for Jarrow.
“We have done this in reaching the last 16 of the League Cup and the FA Vase First Round proper for the first time.
“I am sure Lee will help take us to the next level for the first time in our history and we can’t wait to see him in the Jarrow shirt.
“He adds a different quality to our team as we continually drive to improve, and it is brilliant for us to have him on board.”
Kerr will go straight into the Jarrow squad for Saturday’s home game against fellow promotion challengers Heaton Stannington.