Revd Alan Wright

The Reverend Alan Wright is the associate priest of St Mary’s, Barton-upon-Humber, and the chaplain of Scunthorpe United.

My life as a football club chaplain

‘You’re what?’ ‘What do you do?’ ‘Why do they need one of those?’ These are some of the questions I was asked when I first became the chaplain of Scunthorpe United Football Club in 2002, a position I’ve held ever since. At that time, there were fewer than one hundred sports chaplains across the United Kingdom, mainly