Berkhamsted FC finished a difficult, inconclusive season on May 22 with a flourish when they beat Leverstock Green in a friendly which attracted 265 spectators of all ages.
The fans saw a total of 10 goals in a 7-3 win for Berko and it’s hoped that the entertainment on offer will ensure that many return next season.
Berko remain in the same division but a reorganisation of the leagues now much reduces the geographical area and eliminates the away trips to the Midlands.
This will reduce costs and allows easier travel to away games for both players and fans.
The current plan is to restart training on June 19 at the Cow Roast and the pre-season friendlies start on Saturday, July 10, with a home game against Leighton Town.
Other home friendlies are Baldock Town (July 13), Hempstead Town (July 17) when the Comrades welcome back a few previous managers and players, and Kings Langley (July 24).
The club are currently recruiting a new Under 18 management team and trials for prospective players will be held in due course.
The Save Broadwater campaign has continued, with Berkhamsted Town Council approving an application to make it an Asset of Community Value (ACV) following receipt of 200 emails from members of the public wishing to retain football in the centre of the town.
During June, the England Euro games will be shown on the big screen in the clubhouse, plus some of the other tournament matches that take place at weekends.
The club say all are welcome, but note COVID rules will need to be adhered to.
Photo credit: John Waller.