“All Police leave cancelled”…That was the message pinned up to the notice board at Imber Court two weeks ago. The Notting Hill carnival was in town and worried about the risk of a repeat in the “civil disorder” all spare members of the police in London were put on standby. This meant that Met Police’s games versus Wingate & Finchley and Leatherhead were moved. Despite what people may think, there is no longer any requirement for the team to be made up of serving police officers but the administrative staff at Imber Court, the home of the Met Police Sports and Social club are.
Met Police are not the best supported team in the league, you may be surprised to know. Last season they averaged 123 and in their opening game this season it was less than 100. The majority of most attendances are away fans. But does that impact the players? Not one bit. They play football at this level because they love the game. Continue reading