Here at portadownfc.co.uk we have decided to shine a much deserved light on the volunteers at the club the work so hard behind the scenes to make sure all aspects of your football club work like a well oiled machine, from ticket sellers to clubs shop to media team we all have a part to play and we want to hear from the many stories from all around the club so you can see what they actually get up to and how they contribute.
Next up we have Alistair Kerr.
Role at club: 50/50 sales
How long have you been volunteering at PFC: Volunteer for about 15 years.
Have you always been in this role and if not what else have you around the club: Originally sold Shamrock Lotto tickets
What first got you involved: Got involved after asking Bill Emerson how could I help around the club
What is your earliest memory at PFC: I was born in Portadown in 1963 but moved to Bangor in 1970. My earliest memory of going to Shamrock Park was when my dad took me to the stock cars. It was only when I was about 14 when my parents let me loose that I started to travel down on the train to Portadown.
Whats your favourite memory at the Ports: First title win when we beat Linfield 2-0 at Shamrock in 1990 and also beating Glenavon in the 1991 Irish Cup Final.
What is your match day routine at Shamrock Park or an away match: Usually arrive at Shamrock about an hour before kick off to start selling the tickets and getting any news about the club. Every match for me is an away match….except Ards away!
What is something about your role that you do that no-one notices: I think everyone notices my role, I have to use all my skills to get some fans to part with their cash. I do like to get their attention.
What do you love about Portadown FC: I love everything about Portadown FC (apart from losing). But most of all I love the people, it really is a family club. Also, there is no better feeling coming away from the ground after a good victory.
What is the one thing you are missing about the Ports during the lockdown: The one thing I miss most about not seeing The Ports during the lockdown, apart from shouting at match officials, is meeting up with the fans. I also miss the buzz of the match and the the enjoyment a Portadown victory brings to me.
We at portadownfc.co.uk are very proud of each one of our hard working volunteers and you can be involved too, no matter what your skill set there is always a place for you at PFC. Just get in touch using the Contact Us page if you want to get involved.