Football Focus Issue 75 - Page 27

Berkhamsted Raiders Speaking to www.berkhamstedtoday.co.uk at the time, their Chairman Keith Pollard said, “This comes after getting the national club of the year award last year. Unbeknown to us the Football Association then nominated us for the European award too. “So many people deserve the credit for this - it’s the result of endless volunteer hours, and we’re all pretty chuffed.” The award is contested by clubs across the continent and is a just reward for all of the hard work that goes into the club. Around ten years ago they had just thirteen sides and so the growth they have experienced is truly incredible. Many people at the club play a vital role in making these achievements possible with volunteers filling roles as managers, coaches, age group co-ordinators, match day delegates, committee members and trustees. The club does a lot of work in the local community and lays on sessions for disabled players, hosting an annual festival at BerkoAstro alongside Herts Football Association and Watford FC, and also puts on coaching sessions in local schools. There is clearly much to admire about the fantastic set up that Berkhamsted Raiders currently has in place and the role that they play in helping the game develop in their area is truly outstanding. Hopefully they will be able to continue in the same manner for many years to come. Everyone at Football Focus Magazine would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the club on the fantastic work they’ve been doing and also to wish them the best of luck for the future. ESTABLISHED SINCE 2012 We don’t just pay more we also provide better service Darren Gower from Club Sponsor, Sell Your German Car, told us, “We’ve sponsored the club for two seasons after receiving an e-mail from them asking for support. My daughter is into her third season playing for the club so we were happy to support the good work they are doing. My daughter’s team has been developing fantastically and it has been great to witness the progress they have made over time. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish the club good luck for the future.” New Berkhamsted Office Opening in November 2017 WE BUY ALL LUXURY & PERFORMANCE CARS - JUST ASK US Proud Sponsors of Berkhamsted Raiders Community FC T: 01442 450358 W: www.sellyourgermancar.com Unit 2, 13a Northridge Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1EH www.footballfocusmag.com 27