Hertfordshire FA Community Awards
Charter Standard Community Club of the Year 2015: Bengeo Tigers FC
Three years ago Bengeo Tigers had 150 male members, a poor discipline record and no Charter Standard status. This year the club has close to 500 members with 1:5 male/female ratio and have achieved Charter Standard Community Club status.
A culture change at the Bengeo saw the club adopt a zero tolerance approach to dealing with respect issues in 2012, which resulted in zero red cards and external discipline issues for the club in the 2014/15 season. The Tigers have also banned smoking and drinking at all games and club events.
Furthermore, the club have also focused on providing playing opportunities for girls and have seen an increase of 0 to 100 female members in one year, creating 6 new female teams in the process.
Collected by Chairman, Dave Thomas