Cambridgeshire Police Football Team
Cambridgeshire Police FC was reformed in 2011 by PS Craig FLAVELL and up until 2014 had enjoyed some local success in the PSUK National Cup and also, the World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament (WPIST), which sees over 200 Police teams, from over 50 countries compete in a four-day tournament, held annually in the Netherlands.
There was then a transition period where unfortunately the team were without a manager and were not involved in any competitive action. In Autumn 2016, PC Josh WILLIAMS took the reins and since then the team have been extremely active, competing only in friendly matches against other Police Forces, and Cambridgeshire Fire Service, Cambridge University and other local teams.
The team is made up from various Policing roles and from Officers based all over the county.
In November 2017, the team received much needed sponsorship from Cambridgeshire based company Mick George Ltd. The sponsorship has enabled the team to purchase a fantastic new kit which comes as a huge boost as the previous kit had seen better days.
PC, Josh WILLIAMS (663) of Cambridgeshire Police said: ‘’The team are very proud to wear the new kit and hope that the link with the well respected and reputable company will be a long and successful one.’’
Only last month, the team played Thames Valley Police in their first competitive game since PC Williams took over. This was in the PSUK National Cup, a competition involving Constabularies from all over the United Kingdom with the final being held at a Premier League ground.
Unfortunately, the game ended in defeat for Cambrigeshire Police, going down 1.0 in a closely contested match, with the windy conditions playing its part.
‘’Without doubt, the highlight of the game was wearing the new kit’’ said PC WILLIAMS (663). He continued, ‘’I’m sure we will be able to put this defeat behind us and get a more positive result in our next game when we travel away to Essex Police on 19th December.’’
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd said: ‘’We’ve been affiliated with various authorities over the years but never in a sponsorship capacity.''
Stump continued: ‘’Clearly, Cambridgeshire Police do a tremendous job in preventing disruption within our county, but it is good to see that they have the opportunity, out-of-hours, to partake in activities of a slightly less intense nature. We’re pleased to have been of assistance in providing funds for the new kit.‘’