Brentford FC has been the focus of a piece on the My London website. Peter Gilham, the Club's long-serving matchday announcer, and Lee Doyle, Chief Executive of Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, were interviewed as part of the feature, released earlier this week. It looks at the recent history of the Club and Trust as we prepare for a new era at Brentford Community Stadium.
The piece was created as part of the local democracy service. The scheme created up to 150 new journalism jobs to help fill a gap in the reporting of local democracy and news across the UK. The journalists are funded by the BBC as part of its latest Charter commitment but employed by regional news organisations.
Stories written by the democracy reporters are shared with more than 850 media titles and outlets that have signed up to be part of the Local News Partnerships scheme. This piece on Brentford was identified as a local history story and Peter and Lee outlined their long relationship with the Club. The full piece can be seen here.