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Not dropping the mic

Guardian newspaper feature on Peter Gilham

2 January 2020

The following appeared in The Guardian newspaper and on the organisation's website over the Christmas period......

The Championship side Brentford FC are bucking the trend of ageism that is shunting older, experienced professionals into forced retirement across the worlds of business, politics and the media. The West London club, who are moving out of their historic Griffin Park home after more than a century to a new “Premiership-ready” stadium, are taking their veteran, record-breaking, match day compere with them.

Peter Gilham is the longest surviving pitchside MC in British football and he will be travelling the mile-long journey to Brentford’s newly built ground next season. Gilham has introduced both teams coming through the Griffin Park tunnel for 51 years at the club he has supported since he was 10 years old. As Brentford prepare for a promotion play-off battle in the Championship in the second half of this season, the club’s owners stressed that it would have been “unthinkable” to relocate in their new 17,000-plus capacity without Gilham and his microphone.

The rest of the feature can be seen here. If you want to join Peter at our new home from August, Season Tickets are about to go on sale. More information can be see here.


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