Posted by: Laura Hammond
Tue 31st January 2023
A long-standing supporter and volunteer of Alfreton Town FC has been named as the club’s Community Captain.
Jeff Clarke, 80, was given the accolade in recognition of his dedication to the club and his local community.
The Community Captain accolade is being given to more than 100 unsung heroes who have made an outstanding contribution to their local football club and community as part of the Premier League’s 30th anniversary celebrations.
Mr Clarke was presented with his Community Captain armband and pennant at the Impact Arena by Alfreton Town FC chairman Wayne Bradley.
Mr Clarke said: “Alfreton Town has been my local club which I have supported and volunteered for many years and I find my involvement gives me a purpose along with my other community activities.”
Mr Bradley added: “Jeff has been a long-standing servant of the club for ever. His commitment is of a different class.”
Richard Masters, chief executive of the Premier League, said: “As we mark 30 years since the Premier League first kicked off, it is important we celebrate the unsung heroes who deliver brilliant work in their communities.
“These people – whether they are participants, coaches, volunteers or long-time employees – are the lifeblood of their clubs and their communities.”
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