The Raiders Team

Berkhamsted Raiders CFC, is a registered charity, run by a group of enthusiastic volunteers and supported by a paid Club Administrator, EIght Trustees oversee the running of the club. The day to day management is looked after by the Football Management Committee, supported by our Age Group Coordinators and Team Managers,.


Raiders Trustees

Keith Pollard

Keith Pollard

Club Chairman
What makes Raiders different? We're a true Community Club that provides sport for boys and girls of all abilities. Ask me how our teams did last weekend, or where they are in the league, and I won't know the answer!
Steve Bird

Steve Bird

Trustee - Finance
I volunteer for Raiders because I love football. We provide a safe environment for children to play football and develop their technical skills, and build teams which develop life skills of leadership and teamwork. I make sure that we have the funds available to allow that to happen!
Mark Lawlor

Mark Lawlor

Trustee - Charity Secretary, U7 Boys Age Group Co-Ordinator
It's great to be part of something that impacts so many people positively. Somehow, I've taken on responsibility for the U7s and the U18s. I've been trying to offload the responsibility for purchasing for some time now. Sorting out the kit for 1,000 players is a challenge. Anyone got a large garage?
Steve Slater

Steve Slater

Trustee - Welfare
Being part of this successful club is something I am proud of. Raiders is a shining example of best practice... of volunteers providing sports opportunities and high quality facilities to a wide cross section of the local community.
Paul Russell

Paul Russell

Trustee - Football Development
My role is to ensure that we provide the maximum opportunities for players to develop their skills, and work closely with the development team at the Herts FA., and the Raiders coaching team. I'm always on the lookout for new sponsors for Raiders, and this season I will be supervising the smooth running of the Raiders tournament.

Andy Grindrod

Trustee, Football Vice Committee Chairman, U18 Age Group Coordinator
I am proud to have been involved with Raiders as a Manager and Age Group Coordinator since U7s , as well as on the Raiders Committee for 10 years. As well as Raiders providing ‘football for all’, I am keen to develop a pathway for our players into the Senior 11-a-side game.
Clive Bentley

Clive Bentley

Trustee
Its wonderful to be part of a true community club giving so many young people the opportunity to develop their skills & fitness, their friendships & a sense of pride in being on a winning team.
Julia Bastiman

Julia Bastiman

Trustee
My son joined U10 last year and has developed into a proud and determined Raiders U11 player. His enthusiasm has inspired me to join the impressive Raiders volunteer community. As a trustee, my role is to exercise oversight and scrutiny, and help ensure that the charitable objects are carried out and that sustainable revenues continue to be generated.

Alison Lomax

Trustee - Girls Representative
My two daughters have been part of Raiders for the past 4 years and I've seen the huge benefit for girls for health and fitness as well as mental health, friendship and also resilience #gothegirls

Charlotte Spooner

Trustee & HR Advisor
Both of my sons have been enthusiastic members of Raiders since U7s, it is a fantastic community football club which gives children the chance to make new friends and build team spirit. I have volunteered many times with the annual tournament and also pitch side at their matches so when the opportunity to become a trustee and HR advisor came along, I jumped at it!

Richard Bedlow

Trustee - Accountant
My son joined Raiders at U7s and I’ve loved watching him develop as a footballer and be a part of such a supportive and encouraging environment. The enthusiasm and dedication of the volunteers who make this happen is great and so I’m delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to such a fantastic community club as a Trustee and accountant.

Chris Armond

Trustee - Marketing
My son has been with Raiders for 5 years since joining the U7s and I've been managing his team for the last 4 years. It's great to be involved with Raiders as the ethos and support is great for the kids, parents and volunteers alike. My role is to support the strategic objectives of the club with marketing that drive engagement and support in the club and the community

Joanna Conway

Trustee - Welfare
Joanna Conway is the Vice Principal at Chiltern Hills Academy and a Raiders Club Welfare Officer. Joanna will take on Trustee responsibility for welfare.


Football Management Committee

Claire Rogers

Claire Rogers

Club Secretary and Administrator

Steve McHugh

Head Coach

Mary Pacitti

U11 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Sean McKay

Football Philosophy, U14 Boys Age Group Coordinator

Ashley Lupton

Pitches & Facilities Officer, U9 Boys Age Group Coordinator

Brad Amiee

U11 Boys Age Group Coordinator

Stuart Riches

U12 Boys Age Group Coordinator

Wayne Bennett

U13 Boys Age Group Coordinator

Steen Dalglas

U15 Boys Age Group Coordinator

Rupert Cranston

U16 Boys Age Group Coordinator

Paul Reynolds

U18 Boys Age Group Coordinator

Mark Thomas

U14 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Mark Walter

U9 Age Group Coordinator

Nicola Everitt

U12 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Stacy Giles

U8 & U9 Girls Age Group Co ordinator

Andrew Smith

Football Committee Chairman