On Friday evening, Councillor Paul Lynch, the Mayor of the London Borough of Hounslow, held a Civic Reception for Brentford Football Club to celebrate their Double Achievement of winning League 2 and in being vote the Community Club of the Year. It was my immense pleasure & privilege to be asked to deputise for the Leader and say a few words, in between those of the Mayor and Councillor Phil Andrews. The contribution of this club to our Borough is so much more than pure football.
Here is a picture of me with the Club Captain, Kevin O’Connor:
It was brilliant chatting with him. He has played over 350 games for Brentford and that loyalty to one club is increasingly rare in football. A great role model and really nice guy. I will him all the best.
Here is a picture of me with the manager, Andy Scott:
Another very inspirational character who had to finish his playing career early for health reasons, which must have been a terrible shock, but has adjusted since and been a huge success. I really do get a kick out of good people getting the success that they deserve!
I will remember this night for a long time and only wish even more people could have been there to celebrate with us!