Sad to report that Joe Perkins our magnificent Physio, Match Reporter, results predictor organiser and all round top gentleman is to leave Town due to work commitments after 5 fantastic years at the club.
Joe commented ” It is with a heavy heart that I have made the decision to leave my position as Physiotherapist at Stratford Town FC. I have had five wonderful, memorable and successful years at the DCS and will greatly miss the camaraderie within the dressing room and with the many fans and friends I have made and met in that time.
I would like to thank Carl for giving me the opportunity to join him at STFC after he left Coleshill Town, where I spent three great years with him prior to our Stratford adventure, and for his friendship throughout those years. Sniffer, too, has also been a great friend during that period and he really is Mr Reliable.
There are so many people to thank at Stratford Town, and I’d be here all night mentioning them all so I’d just like to say a huge thank you to everyone at the club, from the players, those in the boardroom, to the fans and all the staff, for their friendship, help and support – you have all helped to make the last five years truly remarkable and unforgettable.
With immense fondness I look back at days like when we beat Westfields away in our MFA promotion season, the celebrations afterwards were outrageous, but encapsulated the craziness of that amazing first year at STFC, the play-off games against Taunton and Larkhall, the brilliant draw we achieved with ten men at Leamington last season; again, I could go on, so many fantastic memories, so many great games, goals, celebrations and laughs.
Thank you all so, so much, I mean that with the utmost sincerity. My final thought is beautifully summed up by the Bard, “I pray you, know me when we meet again. I wish you well, and so I take my leave.”(taken from The Merchant of Venice)