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Matt Allcock crowned William Hill Fan of the Year

 Published on: 4th June 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Kings Langley F.C

Kings Langley Football Club’s number one fan, Matt Allcock, has been crowned the William Hill Fan of the Year at The National Game Awards last month. 

Matt, who suddenly died in January after attending a KLFC away game at Weymouth, has been described as a “worthy winner” by new chairman Danny Perman. 

The award was collected by Danny, Matt’s brother, Daniel Allcock and best friend Stuart Waggett where they summed up how much the club meant to Matt. 

Speaking to BeatMedia, Stuart said: “He got hooked straight away, he absolutely loved it. He loved the players, the community and basically took the club forward. He got numerous amounts of people to come round and watch them and was an all-round good guy.”

Matt’s sudden death shocked everyone connected to the club and in non-league football and the club and other clubs took part in a number of events to raise money for his family. 

To summarise the impact Matt had at the club, KLFC dedicated their next home match to him where over 1,072 people attended and raised £14,290 for his family. An additional £8,300 was raised through a JustGiving page.

Daniel Allcock said: “For us as a family and to the club this means an awful lot, it has been a very difficult few months. This is recognition of Matt’s infectious personality and how much people loved Matt. The support from other teams in the non-league has been brilliant. Even though it was such a terrible event, the way everyone has come together has made it a lot easier.”


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