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FOOTBALL STRUGGLES: Berkhamsted FC soldiering through pandemic

 Published on: 6th May 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Berkhamsted F.C

Berkhamsted FC’s season has been abandoned with the first team top (the league being suspended just before the vital Corby Town game on March 14), under 16s top and under 18s second in their various leagues. 

However, on the positive side, a new three-year lease on Broadwater to May 2023 was obtained, FA Charter status was renewed and the pitch has already been re-seeded for next season.

Chairman, Steve Davis, says: “We wonder what would’ve been. I’m sure, at worst, it would be a play-off position, but we can now only dream. Planning for when football returns, whenever that may be, is the priority now. We have drill seeded the pitch which will help for early growth and have approached our local council on helping with a grant. While our facilities are not bringing in any funds, we should be eligible for a grant as well as rate relief over the next calendar year. 

“When some restrictions are lifted, we should be able to do some jobs which need to be done whilst using social distancing. Sponsorship is going to be difficult to attract, with many companies struggling, so this could have a massive impact on our plans. If there are any companies that could help, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

“For non-league clubs like us, the social side provides the most important form of income and, with the government saying that pubs, clubs and restaurants will be the last to resume, this could make next season very difficult. We continue to work hard for our football club, rebuilding for when we resume, because we know it is an important part of the community. Stay safe until we see you again.”

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