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As Aldershot is known as the home of the Army, The Shots Foundation Vets Hub is uniquely placed to help provide support through the Hub.

When is the Vets Hub?

On the last Wednesday of the month, we host our Vets Hub in the John McGinty Lounge at the EBB Stadium. The hub starts at 10:30 and finishes around 12:30.

What do we do at the Vets Hub?

At our Vets Hub, we always have a guest speaker to entertain our vets. In the past we have had local Aldershot historian Keith Bean, SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity, our club chairman Shahid Azeem, and many more speakers with fascinating stories. Before and after our guest speaker takes the stage, we serve complimentary food and drinks to our attendees, and have a friendly chat. 

Why do we have a Vets Hub?

The Hub is a key place for veterans and their families to come to in times of crisis and tough times. In addition to this, we hope the Hub will become a staging post to other services, as well as offering drop in clinics and advice services from the mainstream charities and local government services. The Veterans Hub, above all things, will bring together veterans within the local community in order that none of them ever feel left behind or forgotten about.

Foundation Trustee Kay says ‘Our Veteran’s Hub at Aldershot Town FC is a wonderful event and something I always really look forward to. I know that each month I will get to see a lot of dear friendly faces who mean the world to me. Over time, I think we have built up a fantastic rapport, which extends far and beyond our monthly meetings as we often meet at other events in the wider community of Aldershot.

Our last Vets Hub

Our last Vets Hub was on Wednesday 24th April where we welcomed Mick Quinn. Mick is a licensed sports therapist, and an expert on walking football. Mick told our Vets about the benefits of walking football, especially how participation can benefit your physical health as you get older. Thank you to Mick for his time, and we hope he has got some more walking footballers on his hands!

Our next Vets Hub

Our next Vets Hub is on Wednesday 29th May where our very own Terry Owens is presenting about the ‘Rise of the Phoenix’. Terry will be detailing the clubs fall and its subsequent resurrection in 1992. As usual, it will be from 10:30-12:30 here at the EBB Stadium in the John McGinty Lounge.

If you would be interested in attending, or perhaps would like to give a talk at our Vets Hub in the future, please contact