Here at portadownfc.co.uk we have decided to shine a much deserved light on the volunteers at the club that 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 club 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 Peter Hunniford
Role at club: Football Director
How long have you been volunteering at PFC: 8 years
Have you always done this role and if not what else have you around the club: I was part of the sponsorship committee initially helping the club bring in revenue then moved onto the board 3 years ago.
What first got you involved: My father was on the board at PFC before I was born so you could say I was born into the club. I have going to matches before I can even remember.
What is your earliest memory at PFC: Sitting with Mickey Keenan on the open top bus after winning the league for the 1st time
Whats your favourite memory at the Ports: Being fortunate enough to see us winning league titles and major trophies. That could easily be taken for granted but I now see how lucky i have all been to watch that.
What is your match day routine at Shamrock Park or an away match: Myself and the rest of the board meet for lunch to entertain guests and match sponsors. We then arrive at the ground around 2. Most of Saturday to be honest is spent being a bundle of nerves. After the final whistle again we have hospitality to do. Easy after a win a real struggle after a defeat.
What is something about your role that you do that no-one notices: Working with Tippy to get new players registered in time for Saturday. We have had a few recently that have gone to the wire. I’d say the folks at the IFA hate to see Tippy or I ring them on a Friday morning before a game during the window.
What do you love about Portadown FC: What can I say? It’s my club, my team. I can’t imagine not being part of PFC
What is the one thing you are missing about the Ports during the lockdown: The club has a great feeling of togetherness right now. The Directors, management, players, volunteers and fans have never been as close during my time at the club. I miss everyone connecting to the club and look forward to being back at Shamrock soon.
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.