Twyford Parish Council are pleased to announce the 2022 Twyford Citizens of the Year as Kurt Charge & Brian Rogers.
Kurt & Brian were presented with a plaque and a gift at the Twyford Together Community Awards event on 13th March 2023, by Twyford Parish Council Chairman Rohana Abeywardana.
The Councillors agreed that in recognition of being outstanding Twyford citizens Kurt & Brian should indeed join previous recipients of the Twyford Parish Council Citizen of the Year award and wish to offer a huge thank you to all residents who made nominations for this category.
Kurt & Brian are both dedicated volunteers of Twyford Comets and below highlights the why they are worthy winners of this award:
Brian started coaching approximately 22 years ago, with the club’s Saturday Soccer School. He also formed a team which played on a Sunday in the South Chiltern Minor League and set up one of the very first girls teams for Twyford Comets. That girls team carried on for 11 years, going all the way to under 18-s and playing in the newly formed Berkshire Girls League, of which the Comets were founding members.
Simultaneously, he ran another team that eventually went up to under 21-s when Steve Green and Brian decided to form what is believed to be the first ever Twyford Comets men’s team, who continue to play together to this day in the Reading Sunday League.
For the last 8 years, every Saturday morning he has helped to run the Mini Comets and, each year, he helps to set up the new under 7-s team from the rising Mini Comets, thus ensuring the Club’s future is secured.
In the last 5 years, he has held the post of Head Coach for the Club and has helped to set up an exchange trip with Cuincy each season for the under 12-s and 13-s.
Kurt has been involved with Twyford Comets for over 5 years. He runs one of the U14-s teams and is also the Club’s Events Secretary with the responsibility for ensuring the various Club events run smoothly. In particular, he organises the Comets/Reading FC Soccer School, the Comets Presentation Evenings, the Comets Annual Funday, the Comets stall at the Twyford Fun Run and also The Gordon Storey Football Tournament that started last year.
Recently he has been involved with helping organise the Comets exchange trips for both the Dutch and Cuincy teams.
Congratulations Kurt & Brian!