Over the last 15 years, Steve has turned Wilpshire Wanderers from a club with no facilities, no teams, no pitches and no sponsors to one with more than 200 kids playing football at a home venue which has one of the best small-sided facilities around.
Steve, as the club chairman, was involved right from the start - transforming a derelict waste land into a home venue to be proud of, having raised money through local businesses, sponsorship and initiatives.
Steve is always striving to improve the club at all levels and played a huge part in the development of the club’s partnership with St Augustine’s High School - raising funds to develop the pitches for not only the clubs’ older players but also the nearby school and the rest of the wider community.
Steve gets involved in organising the local Sportspersons’ Dinner and also runs an annual awards evening for the club’s players to celebrate their achievements and performance.
Steve still finds the time to attend matches most Saturday mornings to ensure everything runs smoothly - from putting the parking cones out to setting up the goals and making drinks for the supporters. Steve is involved in all aspects of the club and its success is testament to his commitment and passion for the Wanderers and community football.