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Bedfordshire Blue Raiders

Richard and Marion Cottier officially open Beds Blue Raiders' field

Richard recently attended the opening ceremony of the newly named Phil Cottier Field next to the International Athletics Stadium on Barkers Lane, home to our very own American Football team, the Bedfordshire Blue Raiders.

Phil Cottier, who tragically died last year, was a League official for 20 years and the Blue Raiders’ first youth coach.

After a few words by Richard, the team’s honorary president, the field was officially opened by Phil’s widow, Marion, ahead of the team’s first pre-season game against the Ipswich Cardinals.