Barnet Football Club was proud to present Shaun Sherrick as our Community Captain on Saturday during half-time against Chesterfield. Former Bees manager, Paul Fairclough, presented Shaun with the award.
The Premier League is marking its 30th anniversary by celebrating the individuals who support their local communities.
The support of fans and three decades of brilliant football has enabled the League to support the work of more than 150 football clubs via investment in community organisations and providing funding to the football pyramid.
The Premier League is proud to be a longstanding partner of the National League, providing investment for its clubs to be competitive on the pitch, improve fan experience through the development of stadiums, and enhanced their links with the local community.
The Hive Foundation works in the local area and has engaged thousands of people from across Harrow and Barnet through the regular delivery of initiatives such as walking football, soccer schools and camps, community schools football festivals and educational projects in local schools.
Shaun Sherrick is the driving force behind walking football. Each week he organises walking football matches at The Hive for the community with the support of The Hive Foundation.
This week walking football achieved a record turnout of over 80 people, aged 50 to 84. This opportunity provides much needed physical and mental wellbeing for members of the community and is seen by many as the highlight of their week.
Shaun has also been a key organiser for numerous charitable initiatives, such as ‘Stationery for Schools’, where local businesses donate stationary to schools.