World Cup Ref Praises Club
Bengeo Tigers Football Club’s Welfare Officer Peter Malady had the honour of being invited by the Football Association to their centre at St Georges Park in Burton to speak about the club’s success in driving up standards.
The Hertford Mercury reported:
“Peter Malady delivered his speech at the FA’s Lead Respect Officers Conference, and had the unenviable task of following presentations by Howard Web and Premiership League Ref John Moss.”
Peter Malady said: “It was a fantastic experience, representing Bengeo Tigers at the National Football Centre. Following Howard and John felt a little surreal, but they were very supportive and full of praise for the work being done at Bengeo Tigers.”
The club has been championing the FA’s Respect Campaign and this has shown positive results. There has been a 66-per-cent increase in children aged four to seven attending the club’s Sunday morning training sessions. Bengeo Tigers FC is a grass roots, community-focused youth football club, providing football coaching for children in Hertford. Earlier this year, in recognition of the club winning the FA’s Bobby More Respect and Fair Play Award, a film crew from the FA spent the day with the Club at Sele School.
The video they made outlined the ethos and values of the club and was shown on the large screens at Wembley as part of this year’s FA Community Shield entertainment prior to the Arsenal v Man City game. It featured coaches and players from Bengeo Tigers boys and girls teams.
In addition to this the club was also awarded FA Community Charter Standard status. This was a great achievement for Bengeo Tigers and they were only the ninth club in Hertfordshire at the time to be recognised. The club has continued to use the themes of
‘Better Players, Better Coaches, Better Standards.’