Graham Phillips has been confirmed as Hertfordshire Football Association's new Vice-Chairman.
The nomination to become the new Vice-Chairman was endorsed by the Association’s board and was formally ratified at a Hertfordshire FA council meeting last month
Phillips has been actively involved in both Youth and Senior Football since 1986, both as a Manager and in administration.
Starting off with St Thomas Colts (now Royston Town Youth FC) when his son Michael was 7, Graham served the club as a Manager, Treasurer, Secretary and Chairman over a period of 21 years in which time they achieved Charter Standard Development Club accreditation.
Phillips has also been involved in the Royston Crow Youth Football League since 1989, firstly as Registration Secretary, then League Secretary, then Vice-Chairman and more recently as Chairman.
In addition to his work with the Royston Crow League, he helped to establish the first Hertfordshire Girls League in 1997, which would later become the Herts Girls Football Partnership League.
Phillips also currently serves as the Deputy-Chairman of Hoddesdon Town FC of the Spartan South Midlands League.
A Council Member of the Association for the last 18 years, Phillips said:
‘I am extremely honoured to have been asked to carry out the Role of Vice-Chairman of the Hertfordshire Football Association. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead in promoting the work carried out by the Association and engaging with our Stakeholders, which I will endeavour to do to the best of my ability.’
Vicki Askew, Chief Executive Officer of Hertfordshire FA, will be working closely with Graham and the Association’s Chairman, Brian Curtis, to address the current needs of grassroots football in the County.
Speaking about Phillips’ appointment, Askew said:
‘Graham has a great understanding of local and national football gained through decades of service to the game. His knowledge and know-how will be invaluable to the Association as we continue our work to support and develop grassroots football in Hertfordshire.
'It’s an exciting time for football in this county, and I’m looking forward to working closely with Graham as we move forward.’
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