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‘MUCH APPRECIATED’: Beloved fans build disability stand for Kings Langley FC 

 Published on: 19th September 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Kings Langley F.C

Some friends from Kings Langley have built a disability stand for their beloved local football club. 

Bob Best and friend, Nick Blanks, set out to build a disability stand to ensure fans with mobility issues would be able to enjoy match days. 

Speaking to KingsNews, Bob said: “The club had been asking for me to get it built for a while because I have been involved in getting building work done, whilst using tradesman I know from the village.

“There are a number of people who volunteer there with certain skill sets and I’m just one of those people, so I used my resources to build it with my friend Nick, but we also got help from players Jorrell Johnson, Mitchell Weiss, Melvin Minter and Callum Adebiyi. 

“All the people at Kings Langley FC including the committee members and Richard Whittaker, who owns the 2 Brews bar at the ground, use their skills to make the club what it is.

“I had been meaning to get it done for a while, but what got me to do it was my friend Deb Toms. She came to a game and to be honest, it was seeing her at the game that made me get a wiggle on with it. She even helped us plan the stand, including the entrance and shelf design. 

“Everyone at the club is as important as the next person and we are always looking for new people to help us grow.

“I just want it to be useful to people with mobility issues who may like to watch and enjoy a game.”

In a Facebook post, Deb wrote: “Thank you Nick Blanks and Bob Best and Kings Langley FC for putting the thought and so much effort into making the club more wheelie friendly and to be fair, for actually thinking about it in the first place. Much appreciated.”

Deb Toms will officially open the stand at the Kings Langley FC game against Folkestone Invicta FC on September 21. 

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