Chatham stalwart awarded for his efforts

Wednesday 11th January 2006
When you watch your team on Saturday, you should remember many volunteers – often unpaid – have worked tirelessly to make sure the match goes ahead at 3:00pm, writes Stephen McCartney.

Although your heroes may lose, you should thank the many people behind the scenes that have made sure the infrastructure at your club is there. 

Everybody has to get to the right football ground at the correct time, the pitch must be in a playable condition, programmes produced, refreshments made available, turnstile operators and everything else that needs to be done – well, the list is endless.

One of these people, Colin Slucock has gained well-deserved recognition from Southern League Division One East promotion hopefuls Chatham Town.
Mr Slucock has recently left Medway Council.  In his role he has for over 30 years been helping the club with ground improvements and maintenance at the club’s Maidstone Road ground.
The club’s committee held a presentation for Mr Slucock to recognise his efforts for the club over the years.
He received two greyhound ornaments from chairman Jeff Talbot on behalf of the club.
Mr Talbot, whose club travel to Berkhamsted Town on Saturday,  told “Colin’s work behind the scenes, in particular with our lease application, had been really appreciated by all at the football club.

”Colin would always be welcome at the club and we hope he remains connected with us in the future.”