Vice Chair – Rick Sweetnam

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Rick was our ‘Chair’ from September 2004 until September 2016, and is ‘one of the NBs’ original Members’, since its formation during 1988 ; he lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. He has recently vacated the Chair position as part of our constitutional change which means the Chairperson will only hold that title for two years.

 Unfortunately he can’t claim to have been ‘born in Portsmouth’ or surrounding area, due to ‘circumstances beyond his control’, unlike the majority of the other Committee Members, although he did live in Southsea for a short period during the early 1980’s.

He’s also played Amateur football to a very reasonable level in the Lancashire Amateur League between 1987-1990.

Citing ‘other’ Pompey miscellany :

1st Pompey ‘Away’ match v Reading FC at their old Elm Park ground, on Monday 20th April 1981 : Result Lost 2-1

 Top 5 ‘Most Memorable Matches’ attended : listed in alphabetical order :

Pompey v AC Milan FC : UEFA / Europa League Cup : Group Stage E : Fratton Park : Thursday 27th November 2008 : Result Drew 2-2

Liverpool FC v Pompey : FA Cup Semi-Final : Highbury : Sunday 05th April 1992 : Result AET Drew 1-1

Manchester United FC v Pompey : League Cup (Coca-Cola) Quarter Final : Old Trafford : Wednesday 12th January 1994 : Result Drew 2-2

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Pompey : FA Cup Semi-Final : Wembley Stadium : Sunday 11th April 2010 : Result Won 0-2

Vitória Guimarães FC v Pompey : UEFA / Europa League Cup : 2nd Leg : Estádio D.Afonso Henriques,: Thursday 02nd October 2008 : Result AET Drew 2-2