Kevin Satchell hails ‘fantastic’ effort of Cambridge City volunteers
Kevin Satchell has praised the work of Cambridge City’s volunteers in their efforts to get supporters safely back into Bridge Road.
Non-League teams at step three and below are allowed to admit 15 per cent of capacity, but with strict guidelines set out by the government and the FA.
City have already had three home games – in the league, FA Cup and FA Trophy – and although the results have been variable on the pitch, the Lilywhites chairman has thanked all parts of the club for their efforts off it.
“When we found out we would be able to allow supporters to games it was such a relief, not for financial reasons but because the supporters are a huge part of what our club is about,” Satchell said in a statement to supporters. “But this announcement was the beginning of the hard work for our volunteers. The club has been working closely with Histon FC to make the ground compliant with FA and government regulations, a real challenge as the goalposts seem to move so often (no pun intended).
“What has been fantastic to see is the commitment and flexibility of our wonderful team of match-day volunteers.
“Our turnstile operators for example have started using e-tickets and card readers, extra stewards have been managing one-way systems and our match-balls have never been so clean thanks to all the constant washes they receive.
“Everyone has done a fantastic job and should feel proud of what they have achieved.
“We could always do with more volunteers on match-days so please get in touch if you think you can help.
“There are so many different roles available of varying sizes for people to get involved with.”
City announced before the start of the new season that the Cambridge City Foodbank would be its charity partner for the season.
“The first three home matches have already seen a huge amount of food donations to the charity which will help so many people in need,” said Satchell. “Finally, I would like to share my best wishes with everyone associated with the club and their families, your support in any way is vital and always appreciated.”
It was not such good news for City on the pitch at the weekend as they lost 3-2 to Kidsgrove Athletic in the FA Trophy.
Jarid Robson and Jordan Gent gave City a 2-0 half-time lead, but the visitors hit back after the break.