Like the sport or not it is undeniable that football brings everybody together. And that’s exactly what happened last Thursday night at The County Grounds in Letchworth Garden City where we visited the Letchworth Garden City Eagles.
As proud and privileged sponsors of the 2019/20 official team kit, we received a warm welcome by Youth Team Coach and volunteer Sanj Phgura, and a group of young boys – the Letchworth Garden City Eagles hosts five-six teams for each year group.
What was most humbling however was that we were not the only proud bunch on the evening. Donning their new jackets with MWS – Morgan Wiseman Solicitors emblazoned across the reverse, it was clear the boys felt good in their smart appearance. They also looked good on the pitch, tearing around as if competing in the Champions League! Who knows maybe the new kits gave them an extra spring in their step?
Spending time with the team we learnt about their humble beginnings, as a parent of one of the youth players and member of the Hertfordshire FA explained. “They are known now as the Letchworth Garden City Eagles, but they used to be called the Jackdaws, this began with one man who was a manager of a local children’s home. With the children bored over the summer holidays, he encouraged them to play football on the green. Soon enough children from the neighbouring estate wanted to play too.” “Now”, the Hertfordshire FA representative enthusiastically said, “there are about 750 boys who play on a weekly basis, and the girl’s teams are also coming up fast.