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Andy Richardson named Grosvenor champion of the year at the Cambridge United Community Trust Sport in the Community Awards




Ben Szreter, Andy Richardson, Grosvenor’s Merlene Austin and Cambs & Peterborough Combined Authority mayor James Palmer. Picture: Keith Heppell. (9601726)
Ben Szreter, Andy Richardson, Grosvenor’s Merlene Austin and Cambs & Peterborough Combined Authority mayor James Palmer. Picture: Keith Heppell. (9601726)

In eight years as chairman of Cambridge City Hockey Club, champion of the year award winner Andy Richardson helped transform their fortunes.

When he stepped down as chairman last summer, the club had gone from nine senior teams to 13, and from 200 members in the sister junior club to more than 500.

There have also been a series of promotions for the club’s men’s and women’s first teams, and international recognition from juniors to masters.

Andy also helped set up an outreach programme to attract state school pupils to hockey, and arrange ‘back-to-hockey’ sessions.

“It’s nice to be appreciated, but it’s very true that you don’t do these things on your own,” said Andy.

“There are lots of really good people around to help.

“It’s always nice to be recognised and appreciated and I think the club has gone from strength to strength, which is great.

“We’ve got more people playing sport, which is why you do it.”



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