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  1. I've watched the video and read the stuff on the development. Raiders gains shared use of some grass pitches, of a 3G pitch and of a community clubhouse. That's good for football in general and in particular girls football which is massively increasing. It won't own or have exclusive rights to any of the facilities. The site will also serve a multitude of people and multiple sports in the community - social football, futsal, walking football, rugby, netball, gymnastics, cycling, running. It's a 24 acre multisports hub for the use of the 20,000 people in Berkhamsted which replaces an ageing s
  2. The usual rumours of plotting and conspiracy. Am I surprised? Not really. We’ve heard it all before. So, you can understand what’s going on: · The developers have posted this recording of a webinar that I sat through before Xmas. · Raiders has issued a statement on its neutrality on the issue. The Club and the Raiders Chairman are bound by that statement: https://www.berkhamstedraiders.com/statement-on-bulbourne-cross/ What Raiders is saying is that it’s up to local residents to decide where the housing development ends up, and that if houses are de
  3. "I’d be surprised if Raiders could access £500k+ funding if they weren’t a party on the new agreement." In a Community Sports Trust, none of the clubs involved have control. Clubs are represented. Who raises the money does not "buy" influence over the Trust's decisions. "The silence is almost deafening" Some people don't spend their lives on forums and social media. 🙂
  4. “however wasn't that largely the reason you got into bed with Kings Langley so you could meet the ground grading requirement for Step 6” Quite simply, the Club doesn’t have access to sufficient full size 11 a side pitches. “I take it your application for promotion remains firmly in place for this season” That will be a decision for the Charity Trustees. The Charity is constrained in terms of subsidising the costs of senior football from the income generated from youth football. CORRECTIONS “1. Raiders were in a beauty contest for the Broadwater lease and they lost.”
  5. It wasn't a case of him jumping ship or Raiders scrabbling for a replacement. The Raiders Senior team is run with a different philosophy to many other Senior teams. The Club doesn't have any grand ambitions of promotion or moving up the Steps. The Senior team is seen as a development pathway for our U17/U18s and for other players who may have left U18s, or who have gone to Uni and returned to the town. So, it makes sense that our longstanding Head Coach, Steve McHugh, oversees the team to maintain consistency of approach. Moving from U18 to senior football can be a bit of a culture shock. Som
  6. "My understanding is that Raiders tried to take over Berko's lease at Broadwater this summer." "Berkhamsted Raiders are only interested in pulling the rug from under Berkhamsted FC and riding roughshod over them in order to obtain Broadwater for themselves|" This is the kind of misinformation and uninformed comment that was referred to earlier. FACTS: Raiders has never tried to take on the Broadwater lease. When BFC went bust, Raiders was approached by the BSGCA to see whether Raiders wished to take on the lease. Raiders declined. There was a project initi
  7. Some info here that may correct some of the misinformation/misconceptions that have appeared under the Raiders topic - Berkhamsted Raiders working to halt the decline in adult grassroots football. https://www.berkhamstedraiders.com/senior-team-development/
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