How are you funded?
We are currently funded by the Defence Sport & Recreation Association. They offer individuals £75 towards personal fitness every year.
Do you accept players from all over DE&S?
It is my job to try and improve the football setup year on year which I do so this by recruiting new players who join the MoD and keeping existing players motivated. I do this in a couple of ways.
I keep in regular contact with players and I also go and watch them playing for their club sides on weekends and build relationships with them.
I have also recently started in-house friendlies. Those that can commit, play 4-5 times a year in the in-house games that take place at the Civil Service Club in Filton.
These games give new players extra opportunities to get involved within the setup and get to know the management and other players.
These games also give me the opportunity to view more players, regularly and get a better representation of a player’s ability.
Most recently I arranged an in-house friendly at a local club where players travelled to Bristol from as far as Taunton and Birmingham.
Previous years we have had players travel from London and Glasgow to take part in the Lewis Cup.
That shows the level of commitment I am getting from players to get involved.