Murray and Whelan become Albion ambassadors

Former players return to help promote the club.

By Charlie Hanson • 21 October 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray and Fern Whelan have become Albion ambassadors.

Brighton and Hove Albion are delighted to confirm that former players Glenn Murray and Fern Whelan are to become club ambassadors.

The pair will represent Albion at a selection of home matches, as well as other club and Albion in the Community events, alongside current ambassadors Bobby Zamora and Alan Mullery.

Chief executive and deputy chairman Paul Barber said, “We’re delighted to welcome Fern and Glenn as ambassadors. Both bring a real understanding and knowledge of the club, our values and the role we play in the local community.

By Paul Hazlewood
Fern Whelan retired from playing in 2020, having made 23 appearances for Albion.

“Glenn played an important role with the men’s team over the last 15 years prior to hanging up his boots and Fern helped establish the club in the Women’s Super League. We’re really looking forward to working with them.”

Murray played for Albion from 2008-11 and 2016-21, scoring 111 goals in 287 appearances for the club.

He enjoyed promotion from League One in 2011 and the Championship in 2017 and is currently the club’s top scorer in their Premier League history, with 26 goals. He retired at the end of last season and also works in the media.

By Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray called time on his playing career earlier on this year.

Whelan joined Albion in 2017 and made 23 appearances for the club before retiring in 2020.

The 32-year-old won three England caps, having played for her country at under-15, 19, 21 and 23 level. During a 15-year club career she played for Notts County, Liverpool and Everton, whom she helped win the 2010 FA Cup with a 3-2 victory over Arsenal.  

She recently started her new role with the PFA and in April, Fern and her partner Aileen Whelan, who plays for the club, became proud parents after Fern gave birth to their son Jenson.