Two Berkhamsted football teams have teamed up in an exciting partnership which will see them playing at the same grounds.
Berkhamsted FC and Berkhamsted Raiders have announced that the Raiders’ Senior Team will be playing at Berkhamsted FC’s Broadwater Stadium for the 2022/23 season.
Berkhamsted FC play in the Pitching In Southern Football League at Step 4 of the English football system and finished last season in second place, narrowly missing promotion.
Whilst Berkhamsted Raiders, although primarily a youth football club, also have a senior team, playing in the Spartan South Midlands League Division 2 at Step 7, who have been ground sharing at Kings Langley FC in recent seasons.
Steve Davis, chair of Berkhamsted FC said: “We’re delighted to reach this agreement with Berkhamsted Raiders and are looking forward to hosting them at our Broadwater Stadium and building our partnership with our youth and senior teams.”
Christian Armond, chair of Trustees, Berkhamsted Raiders CFC, said: “It’s great to have our senior team playing in Berkhamsted, where they belong, and I’d like to thank Steve and the team at Berkhamsted FC for their positive and constructive approach in our discussions.
“I’d also like to say thanks to Kings Langley FC who hosted us for the last few seasons. We are keen to build our partnership with Berkhamsted FC and hopefully build pathways for our young players to get the opportunity to play for their hometown club.”
The agreement means that the senior Raiders team will play its home matches at Broadwater from the start of the new season.