Berkhamsted FC has announced a new sponsorship deal amongst a few positive close-season developments.
A six-year sponsorship deal has been agreed with Glencar Construction, one which includes re-naming the stadium from Broadwater to The Glencar Community Stadium.
This long-term collaboration will see much needed investment in multiple areas, including the growth of the club, local causes and the development of young people in accordance with Glencar’s ethos.
The club have been very active in the transfer market and have signed a group of players who are expected to strengthen the squad for a new promotion challenge.
A few of the well-known and popular players from the last few seasons have moved on to other clubs but the majority of the squad has been retained.
Ground improvements include a refurb of the home changing rooms, pitch improvement and a new scoreboard (big thanks to local ref, Jim Reader, who bought it for us from Hemel Town FC).
A pre-season programme of first team matches has been arranged for July, beginning away at step 5 Aylesbury Vale Dynamoes on Saturday, July 9, then a run of four home games. Step 2 side Hemel come to Broadwater on July 12 followed by step 3 Chesham United on 19th as The Comrades test themselves against higher ranked sides.
Two home games against step 5 teams follow, Baldock Town on Thursday, July 28, and Cockfosters on Saturday, July 30. Assuming both get FA Cup byes as expected, the final friendly is away to step 4 side Northwood on Saturday, August 6, the league season starting a week later.
The Under 15s relinquished their National Aces title at Nottingham in June. They went out 8-7 in a penalty shoot-out to Droitwich. New players are sought for the new season.