Jon Varney answers questions from Brentford fans

Jon Varney, Brentford FC Chief Executive, spent a couple of hours on Saturday answering questions from fans. The Club worked with the Griffin Park Grapevine, an online forum where Bees fans can offer opinions on everything Brentford related, to put on a video question and answer session for supporters. Jon tackled questions on his time supporting Brentford before taking on the and the current off-pitch situation at the Club.

Watch: Phil Giles answers fan questions

Phil Giles, Brentford FC Co-Director of Football, spent Saturday afternoon answering questions from fans. The Griffin Park Grapevine, an online forum where Bees fans can offer opinions on everything Brentford related, hosted a video question and answer session for supporters. Phil tackled questions including what the players are doing while there is no football and his role within the Club. See the full session below.

Listen: Calum McHardy updates on #BeeatHome initiative

Calum McHardy, Premier League Primary Starts Coordinator at Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, updates BBC London 94.9FM. He talks about the Covid-19 outbreak and the Trust’s #BeeatHome inititiave that is keeping people active in their own homes. Claum was speaking to Phil Parry on Saturday, April 4.

More sketches of Brentford Community Stadium produced

More more sketches of Brentford Community Stadium have been released. Over the past few years, during construction of the stadium, sketch artist John Webb is continuing to record progress. John, a member of London Urban Sketchers, has taken on the role of regularly visiting the site to fill his sketchbook as the work progresses. The latest views, taken earlier this year before restrictions were placed on movement, can be seen in the gallery above.

During Brentford’s Farewell Griffin Park season, presented by London Pride, John is sketching at both sites. We hope to have an exhibition of John’s work at the new stadium when it opens. In the meantime, if you would like to see more of his work, do take a look at his website at johnawebb.weebly.com.

Lee Doyle Radio London interview

Lee Doyle, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust Chief Executive, speaks to BBC London 94.9FM. He updates on work going on in the community during the Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus) outbreak.

The interview was conducted on 21 March 2020.

Watch: EFL Day of Action – Lee Doyle interview

During the EFL Day of Action earlier this month – before Government policy regarding public gatherings was in force – Brentford FC Community Sports Trust were showcasing their work. Donald Kerr, Brentford FC Vice-Chairman, visited a girls’ football session in Brentford, which also aims to offer mentoring to teenage girls surrounding their physical and mental wellbeing. Less than a mile away, Brentford FC also showcased the impact of their weekly youth club at Haverfield estate, which is nestled between Griffin Park and Brentford’s new stadium. Have a look at the session here.

At the end of the day, Lee Doyle, Chief Executive of the Trust, gave his thoughts on the event and the work being done in the community. See the interview below. Also on the day, Ben Lampert put on a session for the Trust’s Football Development Centre. See that session here and an interview with Ben here.

Watch: Community Sports Trust at work

During the EFL Day of Action earlier this month – before Government policy regarding public gatherings was in force – Brentford FC Community Sports Trust were showcasing their work. Donald Kerr, Brentford FC Vice-Chairman, visited a girls’ football session in Brentford, which also aims to offer mentoring to teenage girls surrounding their physical and mental wellbeing. Less than a mile away, Brentford FC also showcased the impact of their weekly youth club at Haverfield estate, which is nestled between Griffin Park and Brentford’s new stadium.

Have a look at the sessions below. Also on the day, Ben Lampert put on a session for the Trust’s Football Development Centre. See that session here and an interview with Ben here.

Watch: EFL Day of Action – Ben Lampert interview

During the EFL Day of Action earlier this month – before Government advice regarding large public gatherings was in force – Ben Lampert ran a coaching session for Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s Football Development Centre. He took time out to explain what he was doing and how he finds working in the community as a deaf coach. Hear from him below. See a video from the session here.

Watch: Two Years in Two Minutes! New Stadium grows

Including Premium Seats, the number of Season Ticket Holders at our new stadium is now higher than it is for our final season at Griffin Park.

In case you missed it, our Reservation Centre has been closed in the short term given the ongoing concerns posed by Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus). However, sales of Season Tickets and Premium Seats for our new home will continue as supporters can secure their seats via phone appointments. Season Ticket Holders who haven’t renewed yet and Members can find more information here.

It’s too late to become a 2019/20 Club Member but you can still join our waiting list. Should any remaining Season Tickets be available in May, they will be offered to those on the waiting list first.

Join our waiting list now

Alternatively, all supporters can guarantee their place at the new stadium now with a Premium Seat. Our Red & White hospitality option is our last remaining package and is perfect if you are looking for more than a regular matchday experience. Register your interest here and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your premium seat options.

Watch: On This Day – 19 March 2018

Today marks two years since the Muttitt family put the first spades in the ground at the site of Brentford Community Stadium.

The Muttitt family association with Brentford goes back to the Club’s golden period in the 1930s when Robert’s father Ernie joined Brentford from, fittingly, Middlesbrough. He played for the Club from 1932 to 1947 and was inducted to the Brentford Hall of Fame in 2015.

Ernie helped The Bees win promotion from the third tier in his first six months at Griffin Park and then to the top flight in 1935. He was part of the squads which finished fifth in Division One in 1936. While not a regular, Ernie played 94 games for the Club and scored 27 goals, he also racked up more than 100 wartime appearances.

When playing for the Club, Ernie lived locally and was often spotted on the terraces after his departure. He passed on a love of The Bees to his family and Ernie’s son Robert was born in Braemar Road in 1947. Now 72, Robert recently changed our countdown board at Griffin Park with his son Peter and daughter Nicki, both Season Ticket Holders. All three were also involved in the ground-breaking ceremony, along with Robert’s granddaughter Sophie.

Including Premium Seats, the number of Season Ticket Holders at our new stadium is now higher than it is for our final season at Griffin Park.

In case you missed it, our Reservation Centre has been closed in the short term given the ongoing concerns posed by Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus). However, sales of Season Tickets and Premium Seats for our new home will continue as supporters can secure their seats via phone appointments. Season Ticket Holders who haven’t renewed yet and Members can find more information here.

It’s too late to become a 2019/20 Club Member but you can still join our waiting list. Should any remaining Season Tickets be available in May, they will be offered to those on the waiting list first.

Join our waiting list now

Alternatively, all supporters can guarantee their place at the new stadium now with a Premium Seat. Our Red & White hospitality option is our last remaining package and is perfect if you are looking for more than a regular matchday experience. Register your interest here and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your premium seat options.

The best pictures of our new stadium so far

Including Premium Seats, the number of Season Ticket Holders at our new stadium is now higher than it is for our final season at Griffin Park. In case you missed it, our Reservation Centre has been closed in the short term given the ongoing concerns posed by Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus). However sales of Season Tickets and Premium Seats for our new home will continue as supporters can secure their seats via phone appointments. Season Ticket Holders who haven’t renewed yet and Members can find more information here.

It’s too late to become a 2019/20 Club Member but you can still join our waiting list. Should any remaining Season Tickets be available in May, they will be offered to those on the waiting list first.

Join our Waiting List now

Alternatively, all supporters can guarantee their place at the New Stadium now with a Premium Seat. Our Red & White hospitality option is our last remaining package and is perfect if you are looking for more than a regular matchday experience. Register your interest here and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your premium seat options.

Pictures taken by Matt Davis – davisphotographer.co.uk.

Watch: #TakeYourSeats Richard Archer

Bees fan Richard Archer is known for fronting Mercury and twice Brit Award-nominated Hard-Fi.

Hard-Fi had two multi-platinum number one albums and were the first band to sell out five Brixton Academy shows in a row on a debut album.

They were also the most played band of 2006 on Radio One. ‘Hard to Beat’, from the album ‘Stars of CCTV’, can be heard a few minutes before 3pm every Saturday at Griffin Park as the players enter the pitch.

Since Hard-Fi last recorded, Archer has been writing with and producing various artists including Axwell/Ingrosso, Ratboy, The Rasmus, Redfaces, Ady Sulemain, 660 and Japanese prog rockers Hello Sleepwalkers.

Now on vocals and electric piano with OffWorld, we caught up with Richard shortly before the release of the band’s debut single, ‘Brave to Be Alive’.

Click here to visit OffWorld’s official website. Follow the band on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@offworldsounds).

Having recently surpassed the 5,000-mark for 2020/21 Season Tickets, join Richard in securing your seat at our new stadium! In case you missed it, Early Bird prices for Season Tickets at our new home will expire on Thursday 30 April and will not increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. It also means that current Season Ticket Holders, Members and their guests will have exclusive access to Early Bird prices.

Full prices, estimated on-sale dates and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.

Watch: EFL Day of Action – Coaching session

During a day to mark community activity by EFL clubs across the country, the UK’s only full-time deaf football coach – Ben Lampert – coached a football session to hearing children for the first time. Read more about the Day of Action here and watch the video of the session below.

Bees Bulletin – A Special Covid-19 Edition

No elite football will be played in England until at lest 3 April, bringing the Sky Bet Championship season to a temporary halt. As news was breaking over the past few days, BBC Foreign News correspondent Stuart Hughes collated a special podcast.

Watch: R2-D2 is a Brentford supporter

Builder and Operator of R2-D2 in The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, Han Solo and The Rise of Skywalker, we speak to Lee Towersey about his experiences in the film industry and his love of Brentford Football Club.

Follow Lee on Twitter (@artoodetoo). Click here to visit his YouTube channel. 

Last week we passed the 5,000-mark for 2020/21 Season Tickets. Join Lee in securing your seat at our new stadium! In case you missed it, Early Bird prices for Season Tickets at our new home will expire on Thursday 30 April and will not increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. It also means that current Season Ticket Holders, Members and their guests will have exclusive access to Early Bird prices.

Full prices, estimated on-sale dates and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.

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Watch: Take a look inside our new home

From floodlight testing to a state-of-the-art Desso playing surface, Director of Operations, Alan Walsh, discusses all things Brentford Community Stadium.

In case you missed it, Early Bird prices for Season Tickets at our new home will expire on Thursday 30 April and will not increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. It also means that current Season Ticket Holders, Members and their guests will have exclusive access to Early Bird prices.

Full prices, estimated on-sale dates and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.

Watch: Young fans meet heroes at Meet The Players event

More than 70 young Bees fans fulfilled a dream to meet their footballing heroes last month when they took part in Brentford FC’s annual “Meet the Players” event at Uxbridge High School. The event, run by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, saw excited young fans showcase their football skills to the likes of Brentford forward Ollie Watkins and Bryan Mbeumo. Along with an interactive football session with 13 players from the squad, the young fans had the unique opportunity to chat to the players and take selfies with the Brentford stars.

Watch: #TakeYourSeats Nathan Caton

Bees fan Nathan Caton is one of the most exciting young comedians on the scene.

Gigging since the tender age of 19, over the last decade he has established himself both as a circuit headliner, and a name on TV and radio.

Here, Nathan tells us of his Brentford love affair that began with a man-of-the-match performance on his school’s sports day.

Click here for more information on our new home.

Follow Nathan on Twitter (@NathanCaton) and Instagram (nathan.caton)

Five reasons you should sign up for Brentford Sports FEST

1.It helps tackle those Winter Blues

Running is the perfect way to tackle those January and February blues. Plus, research shows that running helps reduce your stress levels.

2.You get to run in west London’s most iconic parks

Richmond Park. Bushy Park. Osterley Park. West London has an abundance of parks to run through. At Brentford Sports FEST, you will have the opportunity to run through the private grounds of Syon Park, which are usually closed off to the public.

3.It doesn’t cost you a lot of money

Tunning outdoors is a cost-free way to keep fit. With a multitude of Park Runs in the local area, you could start your Saturday morning feeling fresh. Brentford Sports FEST’s 5k run is only £25 and our 10k is only £30

4.It gives you something to work towards

Whether you’re new to running or you want to beat your personal best, having a race to work towards always helps motivate you. At Brentford Sports FEST all our races have chip timing so you will be able to get your race time pretty much straight away.

5.It is something to do with the whole family

You don’t have to run solo: Brentford Spots FEST includes a 10k run, 5k run and 1k children’s race. And, if you prefer walking, our 5k mental health awareness walk still gives you the opportunity to walk in the private grounds of Syon House.

To book your place at Brentford Sports Fest please visit www.brentfordsportsfest.co.uk

Watch: #TakeYourSeats John Motson

A man synonymous with the FA Cup, legendary commentator John Motson joined us for our Fourth Round tie against Leicester City last month.

Our very own Mark Burridge caught up with John ahead of the game to discuss our Farewell Griffin Park campaign and the move to our new home.

For more new stadium content, click here.

In case you missed it, Early Bird prices at the new stadium will expire on Thursday 30 April and will not increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. It also means that current Season Ticket Holders, Members and their guests will have exclusive access to the Early Bird prices. Full prices, estimated on sale dates and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.

#TakeYourSeats: A Brentford Love Story

David was introduced to Brentford by his fiancée and has just bought his Season Ticket for our new home. Hear his story.

When you head down to the Reservation Centre, keep an eye out for the Club’s Communcations Team, who will be collecting fan stories. These interviews will feature on our #TakeYourSeats playlist on our YouTube channel hereSubscribe to Brentford FC’s YouTube channel to get the videos as they go live.

In case you missed it, Early Bird prices at the new stadium will expire on Thursday 30 April and will not increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. It also means that current Season Ticket Holders, Members and their guests will have exclusive access to the Early Bird prices. Full prices, estimated on sale dates and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.

Watch: Jon Varney talkSPORT interview #TakeYourSeats

Chief Executive sits down with Bees fan and talkSPORT Presenter Natalie Sawyer to discuss all things Brentford.

Brentford feature in Football’s Real Stories

Brentford FC welcomed the team from the Sky Bet series Football’s Real Stories to West London earlier this season. The team looked behind the scenes at the Club as we prepare to move from Griffin Park to our new home at Brentford Community Stadium in the summer. Snippets have been released this week and the full feature can be seen below.

Brentford Remembers 2019

At our home Sky Bet Championship game against Queens Park Rangers in January, we paid tribute to all those fans, players, and staff of Brentford Football Club who died in 2019.

#TakeYourSeats: John Huggins

John Huggins attended his first Brentford game during the 1949/1950 season. He’ll be joined at our new home by sons Stephen and David, who have our highest ticket access points for supporters over eight years.

In case you missed it, Early Bird prices at the new stadium will expire on Thursday 30 April and will not increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. It also means that current Season Ticket Holders, Members and their guests will have exclusive access to the Early Bird prices. Full prices, estimated on sale dates and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.

Watch: #TakeYourSeats Andy, Stu and Keith

Part of 30-strong group, Andy Ditton, Stu Evans and Keith Mosdall spoke to us at our Reservation Centre on Heritage Walk after purchasing their 2020/21 Season Tickets.

When you head down to the Reservation Centre, keep an eye out for the Club’s Communcations Team, who will be collecting fan stories. These interviews will feature on our #TakeYourSeats playlist on our YouTube channel hereSubscribe to Brentford FC’s YouTube channel to get the videos as they go live.

In case you missed it, Early Bird prices at the new stadium will expire on Thursday 30 April and will not increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. It also means that current Season Ticket Holders, Members and their guests will have exclusive access to the Early Bird prices. Full prices, estimated on sale dates and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.

Watch: #TakeYourSeats Bjørnar Bruun

Bjørnar Bruun said he “instantly fell in love with the place” on his first visit to Griffin Park two years ago.

Bjørnar, a Season Ticket holder who flies over from his native Norway to follow The Bees, recently secured himself a premium seat for the 2020/21 campaign.

When you head down to the Reservation Centre, keep an eye out for the Club’s Communcations Team, who will be collecting fan stories. These interviews will feature on our #TakeYourSeats playlist on our YouTube channel hereSubscribe to Brentford FC’s YouTube channel to get the videos as they go live.

In case you missed it, Early Bird prices at the new stadium will expire on Thursday 30 April and will not increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. It also means that current Season Ticket Holders, Members and their guests will have exclusive access to the Early Bird prices. Full prices, estimated on sale dates and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.

#TakeYourSeats: From Reservation Centre

It was a special day for some long-standing Brentford fans last week who were among the first to secure Season Tickets at our new home. Premium Seats and Premium Season Tickets have already been on sale and many supporters have snapped these up but Season Tickets in all areas of the Brentford Community Stadium, set to open in the summer, are now on sale. The first ‘8+ year’ Season Ticket Holders were invited to attend their appointments at our Reservation Centre last week and more are passing through every day.

Also in attendance were some famous Brentford faces, and the media. Mathias Jensen, Dominic Thompson and Ollie Watkins were on hand to meet our first Season Ticket Holders, along with Peter Gilham. Dominic spoke to Stu Wakeford of #BeesLive and that interview can be seen below.

ITV News and BBC News were also present and their reports can be seen here and here while Stu Wakeford did a special #BeesLive from the centre. Chief Executive Jon Varney spoke to Sky Sports and his interview is included in this report here. One of Stu’s interviews, with fan George Pinto, can be seen below.

When you head down to the Reservation Centre, keep an eye on for the Club’ communcations team, who will be collecting fan stories. This will feature on our #TakeYourSeats playlist on our YouTube channel here. Subscribe to Brentford FC’s YouTube channel to get the videos as they go live.

In case you missed it, Early Bird prices at the new stadium will expire on Thursday 30 April and will not increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. It also means that current Season Ticket Holders, Members and their guests will have exclusive access to the Early Bird prices. Full prices, estimated on sale dates and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.

#TakeYourSeats: BBC London Reservation Centre Report

It was a special day for some long-standing Brentford fans on Monday who were among the first to secure Season Tickets at our new home. Premium Seats and Premium Season Tickets have already been on sale and many supporters have snapped these up but Season Tickets in all areas of the Brentford Community Stadium, set to open in the summer, went on sale yesterday. The first ‘8+ year’ Season Ticket Holders were invited to attend their appointments at our Reservation Centre.

Also in attendance were some famous Brentford faces, and the media. Mathias Jensen, Dominic Thompson and Ollie Watkins were on hand to meet our first Season Ticket Holders, along with Peter Gilham. The BBC’s Emma Jones joined us at our Reservation Centre on Heritage Walk to speak to some of the first Bees fans to secure their 2020/21 Season Tickets. See her report below.

ITV News were also present and their report can be seen here while Stu Wakeford did a special #BeesLive from the centre. Chief Executive Jon Varney spoke to Sky Sports and his interview is included in this report here.

When you head down to the Reservation Centre, keep an eye on for the Club’ communcations team, who will be collecting fan stories. This will feature on our #TakeYourSeats playlist on our YouTube channel here. Subscribe to Brentford FC’s YouTube channel to get the videos as they go live.

In case you missed it, Early Bird prices at the new stadium will expire on Thursday 30 April and will not increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. It also means that current Season Ticket Holders, Members and their guests will have exclusive access to the Early Bird prices. Full prices, estimated on sale dates and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.

Watch: #BeesLive Season Ticket Special

It was a special day on Monday 6 January for some long-standing Brentford fans who were among the first to secure Season Tickets at our new home.

Stu Wakeford and the #BeesLive cameras headed to our Reservation Centre on Heritage Walk to capture the action.

In case you missed it, Early Bird prices at the new stadium will expire on Thursday 30 April and will not increase should we get promoted to the Premier League. It also means that current Season Ticket Holders, Members and their guests will have exclusive access to the Early Bird prices. Full prices, estimated on sale dates and more information about 2020/21 Season Tickets can be found here. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about 2020/21 Season Tickets in our FAQs here.