Celebrating our Community Heroes

Yesterday we highlighted the efforts of four people who do brilliant work, associated to Grimsby Town FC, in our community ahead of the Tranmere Rovers game.

The four individuals were chosen as the Club’s ‘Community Heroes’ as part of the EFL’s Community Weekend campaign that’s taken part across the country throughout January.

Just before kick-off, Dave Roberts, Chris Elliott, Terry Hall and Adam Tasker were invited on to the Blundell Park pitch in recognition of their hard work and dedication to Grimsby Town and the community.


Dave Roberts became one of the first fan representatives to join the GTFC board in 2013 and, after a couple of years away due to his health, returned in 2018 until just a couple of weeks ago.

Dave was instrumental in the Mariners Trust’s Operation Promotion campaign, the delivery and co-ordination of the Family Fanzone and the development of a Junior Supporters Club.

He also runs the Disabled Supporters away travel club, making sure our disabled fans get to and from away games safely.


Chris Elliott has been co-ordinating Grimsby Hospital Radio’s live broadcasts of home games for the last 19 years.

The former Healing School teacher took over from Jack Swain in 2005 who had previously been running the service which dates back to 1953 – making it one of the longest-serving hospital radio broadcasts from a football ground in the country.

Chris, along with his son David, covers every single home match, ensuring that patients in hospital get to listen to games from Blundell Park for free.


Terry Hall has been the main person responsible for running the Away Travel Club for the last 20 years after he took over from Bernard Morely.

Over the years, Terry, along with the other regulars on the supporters’ coach, has helped thousands of supporters attend Mariners games all over the country, and had barely missed a game since the 90s!


Adam Tasker is just one of the Grimsby Town Foundation’s dedicated coaches who can be found out in the community delivering sessions in local primary schools and half-term football courses.

He also volunteers in our academy and has recently taken on the role of mentor with the new girls Emerging Talent Centre.

Adam was formerly a member of the Foundation’s U19s Shadow Scholars and received a coaching degree through their partnership with the University of South Wales.


We’d like to thank Dave, Chris, Terry and Adam for all of their hard work but we’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the dedicated volunteers who give up their time to help this football club and our local community.


We are Greater Together.


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