Westover Ward Town Councillor Pat Parker became Chairman of Bridgwater Town Football Club last year. This summer has seen major changes at the Club and these have been reflected in the results giving a boost to the town, the club and it’s supporters.
Speaking today at a regular Bridgwater Town FC Friday stall in the towns Fore street market, Pat told us, “There’s a real buzz around the place at the moment. We’ve won seven friendly matches and two league games and our odds on winning the League have gone from 50-1 to 8-1.”
One of the big changes is new manager Richard Fey, former assistant at Chippenham Town, who started his career as a goalkeeper on Bristol Rovers books and went on to play with several other clubs around the region including Frome, Clevedon and Mangotsfield. A host of new signings from a wide variety of clubs have left Bridgwater with their strongest looking team in many seasons. On start day of this season Bridgwater beat Bishops Cleeve 5.1 and followed this up with a 2.1 against Clevedon Town.
Pat’s vice chairman is Richard Johnson of Johnson Metals, the Colley Lane based scrap metal dealers who are the towns sole sponsors this year having backed them through the past three years.
The next Bridgwater Town match is Monday 26th August against Wimborne, kick off at 3pm. Ticket prices are £8 with concessions at £6 and free entry for children under 16.