Contact Details

Club Contact

01923 496000

Ticket Hotline

01923 223023


01923 496001

Email Address



Stadium Address

Watford Football Club
Vicarage Road Stadium
Vicarage Road
WD18 0ER

Opening Hours

Switchboard opening hours:
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm



Gino Pozzo

Honorary Life-President

Sir Elton John CBE

Honorary Life-President

Graham Taylor OBE (listed in honour)

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Scott Duxbury

Non-Executive Director

David Fransen

Non-Executive Director

Stuart Timperley

Non-Executive Director

Glyn Evans

Company Secretary

Peter Wastall

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.

Finance Director

Emiliano Russo

Responsible for budgetary reporting to the Board and the overseeing of club financial practices.

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

Kevin Newman

Responsible for the development, buying and licensing of club merchandise, and making available to supporters online and in stores.

Senior Safeguarding Lead

Professor Stuart Timperley

Responsible for ensuring all safeguarding requirements are met at all levels of the club.

Head of Safeguarding

Rob Clarke

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.

Head of Legal

George Pennington

Responsible for providing support on any issues which require legal input or consideration.

Please Note: all of these members of Watford Football Club staff are directly contactable via email using the following formula:

Media & Communications Team

Shop Opening Hours

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 to Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm


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

If your query isn't answered below you can email reception -

All incoming emails are read personally and logged by our Reception team, before being forwarded within the same working day - and usually upon immediate receipt - to the most appropriate colleague for their response.

Please note - DO NOT send requests to multiple email addresses as these will not be answered. The yourvoice address is monitored closely and all requests received are recorded before being sent on.

Call 01923 223023 or buy online at

Please visit our Disabled Supporters page HERE.

Please email at least 72 hours before matchday to avoid disappointment (dependant on matchday activities – subject to availability).

Please email a high-res JPG photo and words to - please note that programmes get filled up quickly so send in your messages early.

Please phone 01923 496006, visit or email

Due to current Covid restrictions, we are unable to offer matchday mascots at this time. Please check back for further updates.

Sensory Room places are available to children aged 5-16.

Places in the room are subject to provision of paperwork confirming an official diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder for your child. This can be in the form of a letter from school, or from a consultant or doctor. We only ask this so that we are able to ensure that places in the room go to those who need them, as a result of the high demand.

Each child is welcome to bring two adults, or one adult and one sibling along. Subject to availability, additional family members may be welcome to join you.

You will also need to create a FAN ID for your child and anyone else you wish to bring, if not already done.

Please log on to and click on ‘sign in’ followed by ‘create an online account now’ where you will be able to create the FAN ID numbers.

To take a virtual tour of the Sensory Room, please click on the links below.

Tour One
Tour Two

Please email including your confirmation of diagnosis and FAN ID numbers to book a space.

Please visit The Hornets Shop at Vicarage Road, or the intu Watford store (opening hours above) or buy online by clicking HERE.

Please email

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

Visit the club shop for old programmes, or email

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: 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 Alternatively, you are welcome to e-mail your football CV to

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 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 professional football 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.

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:

Charities Department
Watford FC
Vicarage Road Stadium
WD18 0ER

I would like to find out more about Matchday Packages/Birthday Parties -

I would like to find out more about football courses for children -

For any queries relating to the club’s Community Sports & Education Trust they can be directed to

Watford FC receive a very high volume of requests for signed footballs and shirts. As a result, our usual policy is to request that you purchase or supply the shirt/footballs in the first instance and tell us briefly what the signed item is for. We also request that you consider making a donation to our nominated charity, Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust (charity no. 1102239). Our suggested donation is £50, but please feel free to donate whatever amount you feel comfortable with sending.

Just under £5000 has been raised for the Trust since the start of the 2018/19 season 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 your request is approved, 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 email

We understand that, for many families in times of grief, contacting the club won't be a priority so would wish to re-assure that there is no rush to let us know.

As and when you feel it's appropriate please contact Meg Clarkson, the club's Supporter Liaison Officer, who can advise on options for paying tribute to your loved ones, as well as discussing ticketing queries related to the supporter who has passed away.
01923 496397

If you are a friend of the supporter who has passed, please note that we respect the fact many families prefer privacy at times of grief and can only act when in contact with a direct family member. Please feel free to pass these details on.

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