Watford Football Club
Vicarage Road Stadium
t: 01923 496000 (Club Contact)
t: 01923 223023 (Ticket Hotline)
f: 01923 496001
Twitter: @watfordfc is the club's official Twitter feed, providing official, informal updates from Vicarage Road.
Facebook: Watford FC's official supporter-run Facebook page
Switchboard opening hours:
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm
The Hornets Shop (Vicarage Road) opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday closed (open on matchdays)
intu Watford store opening hours:
Monday to Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Owner: Gino Pozzo
Honorary Life-President: Sir Elton John CBE
Graham Taylor OBE (listed in honour)
Scott Duxbury (Chairman & Chief Executive Officer)
David Fransen (Non-Executive Director)
Stuart Timperley (Non-Executive Director)
Company Secretary: Peter Wastall
Global Strategy & Partnerships Director: Spencer Field*
Responsible for developing and managing principal partner & sponsor relationships, as well as the direction of travel for the club with regards to overseas growth
Commercial Director: Paul O'Brien*
Responsible for managing hospitality, advertising and sponsorship sales, in addition to which offering key support in the negotiation of partnership and sponsorship agreements
Community Director: Rob Smith*
Responsible for all of the projects and services provided to the local community by Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust
Operations Director: Glyn Evans*
Responsible for the provision of appropriate facilities and infrastructure at the club’s sites
Finance Director: Emiliano Russo*
Responsible for budgetary reporting to the Board and the overseeing of club financial practices
Head of Marketing: Graeme Ford
Responsible for all aspects of the club’s digital media output, as well as the growth of Watford FC’s international reach and fanbase
Head of Communications & Media Relations: Richard Walker*
Responsible for the club’s relationships with external media organisations, direct communication with supporters, events management and the club’s ticketing operation
Head of Facilities: Ian Pope*
Responsible for the delivery of improvements to the infrastructure at Vicarage Road Stadium and the club’s training ground
Head of Retail: Mat Robinson*
Responsible for the provision of merchandise to supporters worldwide, through stores local to the town or webshops available to all
Head of Safeguarding: Kim Pearce*
Responsible for ensuring all safeguarding requirements are met at all levels of the club
Head of HR: Gayle Clarke*
Responsible for all aspects of the club’s Human Resources provision
Football Secretary: Gayle Vowels*
Responsible for the organisation of all matters relating to the playing staff and team management, as well as the club’s relationship with industry governing bodies
Operations Manager: Andy Jenkins*
Responsible for the day-to-day running of the stadium and matchday stewarding, safety and security
Media & Communications Team: email@example.com.
* all of these members of Watford Football Club staff are directly contactable via email using the following formula: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got a question? Don't know who to contact? Here we try and answer as many of your Watford related quandaries as possible.
And if you think there's something that we've missed out which should be on here, then let us know by emailing email@example.com.
If your query isn't answered below you can email reception - firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be passed to the appropriate department.
Signed item policy
Watford FC receive a very high volume of requests for signed footballs and shirts, especially since promotion to the Premier League. As a result, our policy is to request that you purchase or supply the shirt/footballs in the first instance. We also request that a donation is given to the Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust for any item that Watford FC have agreed to be signed by the Watford FC squad. Our suggested donation is £50, but please feel free to donate whatever amount you feel comfortable with sending. Just under £3000 was raised for the Trust during 2018/19 as a result of these donations, which have been used to support a wide range of services to those who live in and around Watford and also provides a sense of community to everyone who supports the Hornets.
Once payment has been received, the Club will organise for the item to be signed by individual players or as many members of the first team squad as possible, within a maximum of six weeks. We will also provide a certificate of authenticity for any item signed. We can only allow one item to be signed within a 12-month period, and the item must not be sold or placed on any auction sites.
For further information please contact Alex Ashby (email@example.com) or Dave Messenger (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLUB IS CURRENTLY UNABLE TO TAKE REQUESTS FOR SIGNED ITEMS UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST 2019.*
I want to buy a ticket - call 01923 223023 or buy online at www.watfordfctickets.co.uk
I have a question about disabled access to the Vicarage Road Stadium - email@example.com
I would like a birthday greeting/message to be shown on the big screen - please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours before matchday to avoid disappointment (dependant on matchday activities – subject to availability)
How can I get a birthday greeting/message in the matchday programme? Please email a high-res JPG photo and words to email@example.com - please note that programmes get filled up quickly so send in your messages early.
I am interested in corporate hospitality – phone 01923 496006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want my child to be a mascot - email@example.com.
I would like to book a space in the Sensory Room - firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to buy Watford merchandise - visit The Hornets Shop at Vicarage Road, or the intu Watford store (opening hours above) or buy online by clicking HERE.
I am interested in Ladies football - email email@example.com
I require press accreditation for a Watford match – all journalists, photographers and media personnel must be accredited by DataCo, match applications should take place online at the Football DataCo online system.
Press enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I missed a Watford game, can I buy an old programme? Visit the club shop for old programmes, or email email@example.com.
You would like to play for Watford FC?
To Over-18s: We do not hold open trials for adults at Watford Football Club. Please send your player CV including position(s) played, stats, experience, etc. to the scouting department via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If they wish to take your application further then they will contact you directly. Please do not phone the club requesting a trial.
To Under-18s: Details of any Open Trials for age groups from Under-9 to Under-16 will be advertised here on watfordfc.com. Alternatively, you are welcome to e-mail your football CV to email@example.com.
Work Placement/Dissertation Requests
Watford FC receive an extremely high volume of requests from students for help with work placements and/or dissertations, and will therefore prioritise assisting Watford FC supporters first and foremost, regardless of where a particular student is based.
Requests should be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote your Fan ID when making contact.
Watford FC also has a long-standing formal partnership with Bucks New University, providing unique opportunities for Film & Television Production students to gain invaluable experience working alongside a Premier League club.
Additonally, we are working in partnership with YC Hertfordshire for all school-aged work experience placements. YC Hertfordshire allocate all available placements to the work experience database for schools in Hertfordshire on our behalf, therefore, please check your schools allocation and select from the available work experience options.
Charitable and Donation Requests
We do not accept donation requests via e-mail. Please write your request on some form of headed paper with full details of the fundraising event that is taking place including, if appropriate, a letter of authorization from the charity benefiting from your efforts (including their Registered Charity No.) and post it to the following:
Vicarage Road Stadium
I would like to find out more about Matchday Packages/Birthday Parties - email@example.com.
I would like to find out more about football courses for children - firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any queries relating to the club’s Community Sports & Education Trust they can be directed to email@example.com .