Brian Hubball receives long service award from the FA

Sky Sports' Guillem Balague representing the Football Association presents Brian Hubball with his aw

Sky Sports' Guillem Balague representing the Football Association presents Brian Hubball with his award. - Credit: Archant

THE Herts Advertiser Sunday Football League’s press and registration Secretary, Brian Hubball, received a special 50 year medal and certificate from the Football Association in recognition of his service to local football.

Brian, 75, is a weekly contributor on our sports pages writing reports, taking photographs and he compiles a annual handbook containing thousands of photographs of the 66 teams and 1700 players.

He can be seen every Sunday morning sitting on his stall taking action pictures, returning home to Flitwick to compile his reports, league tables and leading goalscorers for our sports pages and the leagues website.

By around 2.30pm every Sunday afternoon all the platers and clubs are able to view how the other teams fared less than three hours after the matches had finished.

Roy Scott, chief executive of the league said “Brian is literally known as

Mr Football throughout Hertfordshire, and the pair of us contributed to the formation of organised Sunday soccer in St Albans in 1961.”

“Since then Brian must have taken several millions of photographs and when he produced a special 25 years book in 1986 and a 50 years book last years, thousands of footballers from yester years all got word of his efforts and we were inundated with orders from all over the country.

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“It’s great that the Football Association has acknowledged his dedication to our league and has said that no other football league in the UK, Saturday or Sunday, have anything to compare with the publication he produces.”

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