With success at every level, St Martin's AC have been a force to reckon with this season. We spoke to club president Neil Hunter about the secret of their success.
St Martin’s has had a successful season at all levels this year - could you give us some highlights?
We have won almost everything there is to win this season, across all ages.
Our first team won the league and are in the finals of both the FA Cup and the Stranger Cup this week; our Railway side won their Division 3 title too.
Across our youth teams, we have won U18, U16, U15 and U13 leagues, as well as the U18, U15, U13 x 2, U12 cups, plus the Corbet Cup Shield. We also won the Normandie Cup Final (U16) on Friday night and had inter-island success in the U16 Upton and the Eric Amy cup, which was a U16 Jersey competition. So, we have done quite well!
Fletcher Sports knows that a lot of work goes on behind the scenes at a successful football club and we wanted to recognise this by making those people our team of the month for April. How important is it to have a hardworking team of volunteers?
This club isn’t necessarily driven by success; what we aim for every year is sustained improvement, but even more so, a sustained increase in enjoyment every season. We want everyone associated with our club to be proud to be a part of what we do, winning or losing. This is why our volunteers across the club are so vitally important. We have individuals who maintain our grounds, who run our bar and canteen on match days, as well as some extremely loyal supporters of the club, and that is before we begin to thank the coaches for the role they play.
What makes St Martin’s special/ different?
We strive to keep a strong bond across all aspects of our club, because togetherness, respect, care and kindness are extremely highly regarded values which have made this club so successful, not just this year but since our inception.
How can people get involved playing/ helping out at St Martin’s?
If people want to be a part of our club, they can reach us on Facebook @StMartinsACgsy and on Twitter @StMartinsAC.
Picture caption: St Martin's AC club president Neil Hunter with this season's trophies (photo courtesy of Max Hunter).
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