Welcome from The Club Captain!
Welcome to St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals Football Club. My name is Ben and I am the club captain this year! As club captain, I’m in charge of overseeing all club matters and ensuring that the club runs smoothly so that you boys can focus on playing football and socialising. This year, you will probably find me bombing around for the 3rd team and out and about in the Griff during tables.
I know everyone will say this but this club will become like a second family for you. The club will allow you to both develop your football skills as well as experiencing a different side to university life that isn't cramming a terms worth of work in the Garrod! By being part of one of the biggest clubs at the union, you will get to meet a wide range of ages and people from different course which makes the melting pot that is SBLHFC.
I started my football career at Barts having only played casually with friends in the park before coming to university. During my first year i must admit i didn't play too much, but soon realised how great the club was and made friends with a good bunch of lads. Only really being a social member led to me being elected as one of the social secretaries in my 2nd year, and during this time I started playing more and more for the club. Wednesday socials become a routine I loved, and after playing each week i only wished i had done it sooner. For my 3rd year at Barts i was elected the 3rd team captain- and this was perhaps my greatest achievement at the time. It was fantastic to see the 3s grow as a team after injecting so much time and passion into them, and we finished the season on a high after coming second in the league. Im now even prouder to be here as your president, and my aim for this season is to continue to prove to everyone how amazing and special this club is. I hope to meet you all soon and start making some great memories. We have a place for everyone no matter what background you come from.
See you at the freshers fayre/ trials/ union or around campus!
Ben "Powell" Kerr - Club Captain 2018/19