In partnership with Cambridge United's Official Match Ball and Website sponsors Ethos, each match day this season will see an individual rewarded for their contribution to sport in the community as the Hero of the Day.
Today's Ethos Community Heroes are Will Jones and Lindsay Halbert, as a result of their fantastic voluntary work with the club looking after the match day press at the Abbey.
What the press say:
“Naming Will and Lindsay as Community Heroes for today's match couldn't be more appropriate; you couldn't wish for better ambassadors for Cambridge United. It might sound like a small detail, but the way the press is welcomed at a ground does reflect on the club itself. The generous way in which they look after the press at The Abbey is legendary, with Lindsay's baking and Will's inexhaustible supply of pre-match beverages, from the world's longest drinks menu often mentioned at other grounds. In fact I think the small contingent of Cambridge press receive better treatment at away games thanks to Will and Lindsay's generous work at The Abbey.” Mark Johnson, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
“From experience, I can truly say that you don’t get a welcome anywhere in League Two like you do at Cambridge United. Will & Lindsey, through thick and thin and often off their own back, are always there to welcome you with U’s themed-cupcakes, flapjacks and all the flavoured tea you could possibly want. I’m sure I speak for all the press, both home and away, when I say we are incredibly grateful for all they do for us!” Andrew Georgeson, Cambridge News
“What can I say about Will and Lindsay! For both home and away press they make such a difference to the day, in welcoming us with a smile and keeping us fed and watered from the moment we arrive. Their brilliant work is hugely appreciated and now regularly commented on when we, the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Press Team, visit other clubs. Where else are you provided with freshly baked cakes and a tea menu!” Doug Shulman, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
“Whenever I speak to counterparts at other League Two clubs, or attend EFL communications meetings, I’m frequently reminded about how friendly a reception visiting media receive when attending the Abbey. This is solely down to the contribution of Will across the last six years and Lindsay for the past three years. Both are always happy to go the extra mile to help, from sorting dodgy Wi-Fi codes, delivering team sheets (precisely on 2pm) to providing an unrivalled range of catering. We are very fortunate to have both on board and extremely grateful for their fantastic contribution.” Tom Stewart, Cambridge United Press Officer
Please give Will and Lindsay a huge round of applause as they take to the field prior to kick off to present the match ball to this afternoon’s match referee.