Queen's Jubilee Award - 2011

Les Withers - Football

Les Withers
  • For voluntary services to Football for 40 years.
  • Has been the announcer - ‘voice of’ - Millwall Football Club since August 1970, having broadcast to Millwall fans for more than 1,000 matches. Since the tragedies of Sheffield and Bradford is now trained in fire-fighting and lifesaving, and works closely with the Metropolitan Police in this role.
  • In the early 1990s was Chairman of the Junior Lions and supported the Ladies Lionesses section of the Club.
  • In 2001 helped to secure the financial future of Carshalton Athletic FC.
  • Active within Athletics working as a volunteer at events throughout the Home Counties.
  • Currently assisting with the organising a 10K Run to support the Help the Heroes Charity.
  • Is the current Honorary Auditor for the London Federation having held this position for 10 years.