John Cooper awarded by KCL
Our very own Mr John Cooper was recognised at the Kent County football league presentation night on 2nd June.
Coops picked up the prestigious “Personality of the Year” award for 2017/18 in recognition of his 70 years of unrivalled service to the Broms. Here is what the Kent County Football league had to say about John on the evening:
“When deciding on the Personality of the Year award the League looks to recognize someone who has regularly gone beyond the call of duty.
Now a Club President we cannot begin to list all the tasks that our recipient has undertaken for this club - it would take far too long.
The person concerned is someone who has so willingly given a huge amount of much time, both at home and at the clubs’ ground that the hours he has spent most definitely run into many, many tens of thousands.
Not only do all our members and visitors always get a friendly greeting when they visit the clubs’ ground ----- they also receive a very warm welcome from our recipient.
However, it is not only that. Whoever you are, our Personality always has that smile to greet you and makes you feel special ----- a real gentlemen who the Kent County League are extremely proud to be associated with.
Such volunteers as the recipient are very hard to come by these days and the re-naming of the clubs’ ground in February of this year was a fitting tribute to a man that has devoted so much to one club for the past 70 years.
Very few volunteers are able to join the ‘70 year brigade’ -- and we salute our personality.
Our personality was due to with his until only very recently but other family problems have prevented him receiving this prestigious award in person this evening.
To collect the award for this evening would Danny Wakelin please step forward as we salute John Cooper of Old Bromleians -------- a magnificent servant for one Club.
IT GIVES US GREAT PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE OUR
PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR FOR 2017-2018
is JOHN COOPER of OLD BROMLEIANS F.C.”