The Paul Muddell Memorial Trophy 2020: Dave Bowler

Aldershot Town are delighted to reveal our annual “The Paul Muddell Memorial Trophy” award has been given to Dave Bowler!

This award is for the 19/20 season, which was disrupted and ended early due to Covid-19. We would have done it before the start of the season, but we wanted to do it in person with supporters in the ground. Unfortunately, this has not been the case so we have decided to share this award with you virtually instead.

Dave has been a valuable member of the Weekday Volunteers for 8 years. When he retired from work as a welder, Dave spoke to Andy Nunn asking if he could do voluntary work at the club.

Like the rest of the Weekday team, Dave plays a full part in the maintenance work and keeping the ground neat and tidy.

Three years ago, it was Dave’s welding skills which allowed the crush barriers in the disabled area to be re-aligned.

His particular area of responsibility is the Garden of Remembrance where he takes great pride in keeping things neat and tidy which befits its importance to the club and the friends and relatives of those fans who are commemorated there.

Many congratulations to Dave, who was handed his award “The Paul Muddell Memorial Trophy” by first-team manager Danny Searle in the presence of the first-team squad. This was done on Friday so our match day zone protocols were not breached. You can watch the moment in the short clip below:



We’d also like to give a massive thank you to all the Weekday Volunteers who give their own time every week to keep this football club going, especially in these tough times.