Volunteer in the Spotlight

Tony Anane gives us an insight into his football journey

Tony Anane gives us an insight into his football journey.

What roles have you held within football, both past and present?
In terms of playing (trying to) the beautiful game, I have played in goal, defence and on the wing.

I am currently a manager of an Under-16s girls team, which I am very proud of. I have also co-managed an adult team for five years, which is restarting this coming season.

I am very proud to be a council member for the Bedfordshire FA, where I am the Chair of the Football Development committee and also sit on the Executive Committee. I am also a member of the Bedfordshire FA Girls Football League, which is a high honour. Last, but not least I sit on the Leighton and District Sunday Football League committee.

What is your earliest footballing memory?
It would have been when I was at Willow FIeld Lower School (Caddington). I was aged 7-8 and played in goal against the other school in the village, Heathfield Lower School.

What club do you support?

How long have you been involved in football?
I would say about 35 years.

What is your favourite footballing memory?
John Barnes, when he scored that great goal against Brazil. Beautiful!

Do you have a fun fact about yourself?
I used to have dreadlocks.

What is your professional background?
I am a builder.

What is your favourite thing about football?
At this moment in time, it’s lovely when I go to games and tournaments and I get to see people who I have played or trained with over the years.

The Bedfordshire FA will celebrate the hard work behind the scenes from individuals and clubs through the Spotlight feature giving you the insight into Volunteers, Referees and Clubs.