Premier Division

Punjab United name ground after Club Legend

Punjab United have announced that they will name their stadium after their dedicated groundsman Steve Cook.

Steve sadly passed away last month. He was a fantastic guy, was loved by everyone at the club and by all who knew him.

He will be missed by so many people involved in the Kent football scene.

The owners Chipie and Sonny Sian wanted his legacy at the club to continue and saw it fitting to name the stadium after Cookie. He was a key member of the clubs history and this is a way of remembering him and what he meant to the club and local community.

The club said: “Cookie was there from the beginning and he helped transform the ground and make it what it is today.

“Rain or shine he was always there for the club ensuring all the pitches were ready for all the junior, youth and adult teams. If he wasn’t working at that ground he was always in the stands supporting the team.

“They definitely don’t make people like Cookie anymore and he really was one in a million.”

The stadium from now on will be called the Steve Cook Stadium.