Surrey FA Chaplin

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SURREY FA CHAPLIN

The Reverend Clive Potter has been the Surrey County FA chaplain for over 10 years, and while the link between football and the church may be new to some, the West Ham fan believes that Sports Ministry is one of the most powerful tools in football.

“The concept of Sports Chaplaincy is big and in the area of football it’s increasing,” said Clive, Vicar of St John’s Church in Milford.

“Many clubs have chaplains – Manchester United, Manchester City, Fulham – while QPR used to have two – one Anglican and one Baptist.

“Referees are also a prime example of someone who may need support every now and again. If they need someone to talk through issues or even need an ear to sound off at then that person can be me or I can put them in touch with their local clergy.”


Clive is also keen to appeal to those outside of the world of football who may be looking for support, saying: “I look at the difficult areas of people’s lives and see if football can help make someone take forward steps, perhaps in terms of social inclusion."

Clive himself has a reputable football background, having worked with former England Under-18s coach Ted Powell, seen his son and daughter gain the Level 3 and Level 2 coaching awards respectively, and has also set up a number of clubs in Surrey.

Clive is always on hand to support anyone involved in the game within Surrey, whether that be a player, referee, coach or volunteer. To reach out to the Surrey FA Chaplin please refer to the details below:

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