Luther Blissett OBE DL, a man sometimes known as “Watford’s favourite son”, has been invited by Watford FC to become one of their honorary life presidents.
Luther’s time as a player for the Hornets was a legendary one, consisting of three spells at the club, 503 games and 186 goals.
As the club now celebrates 100 years at it’s home ground of Vicarage Road, this is just another in the many awards bestowed to Luther that tie him to the town, such as the Freedom of the Borough of Watford, given to him in 2021.
In tribute to his remarkable charity work and service to the local community, the football club are also intending to make 20 game tickets available per home fixture for Luther to use to personally recognise the commitment of others who serve the area. This will also provide access to live football to those who may not get a chance otherwise.
Watford chairman & CEO Scott Duxbury said: “It’s entirely appropriate that we’d like to recognise Luther in this way.
“He would join the exalted company of the late Graham Taylor OBE and Sir Elton John as those to have been granted honorary life-presidencies of Watford Football Club.
“We’ve also invited Luther to the training ground to meet Rob Edwards and his staff, so that he’s fully connected and engaged at the start of this exciting future for our club.
“His position as an essential part of the fabric of Watford FC – both at home matchdays and all other days of the year – remains as important as it ever was.”
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