Sir Vince Steps In To Official Role With Hampton

Hampton & Richmond Borough have announced that Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable has accepted an invitation to become the club’s patron.

Sir Vince is no stranger to The Beveree and attends matches when his duties as the local MP and leader of the Liberal Democrat Party allow.

His predecessor in the ambassadorial role was former chairman Bob Hayes, who died in the summer.

The National League South Beavers are enjoying a great season under new manager Gary McCann and on Saturday progressed in the FA Cup.

Current chairman Graham Wood said: “We wanted someone to carry the message about our club into the wider community and, as a supporter of The Beavers and a widely-admired figure, Vince is ideally placed. We can think of no-one better to represent us.”

The Beavers are looking to expand their Patrons Club under Sir Vince’s leadership.

“We always look forward to his visits and he seems to thoroughly enjoy watching the team whenever he can,” added Graham.

“It’s a largely ceremonial position but an important one nonetheless and we were keen to fill it with the right person as soon as we could.”

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