Hall of Fame
Richard ‘Digger’ Barnes
Former Player, Chairman, Stat-man, Pitch Marker…. Digger did it all for the club. Still attending our games today, you’ll recognise him from the quantity of Cheetahs Merchandise he’ll be wearing. He was a fixture on the Cheetahs formidable offensive line for years and was instrumental in developing the club when he was chairman. Richard Barnes was the first inductee into the Hall of Fame in 2013.
Jamie was a Defensive and Team captain for many years. He was known for his hard-hitting style of play from linebacker and has kept in regular contact with the Cheetahs since leaving. Jamie Brown was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
Darren was, like Jamie Brown, known for his hard hits. Other teams went home knowing they had played the Cheetahs when Darren was on the field. Darren Whybrow was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
Andy Crowther played many positions for the Cheetahs including QB and played for teams including the London Mets and Farnham (PA) Knights. He also filmed most of the games in the 1990s and 2000s and these can be found on his YouTube channel. Andy Crowther was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.
Shane epitomised the Cheetahs playing wherever he was needed including the OL and FB. He was voted in as team captain for his final season in the Black and Gold before moving to Dubai, where he won multiple national championships with the Dubai Barracuda. Shane Wilden was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2017.
Cliff was another Cheetahs player who played wherever he was needed. He played as TE, DE and OL in his tenure at the Cheetahs and now coaches for the Hertfordshire Cheetahs Flag programme. Cliff was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018.
Aatish was a character for the Hertfordshire Cheetahs, playing on the defensive line for many years, as well as centre on offence when called upon. He is the self-proclaimed founder of the term #CheetahPride and when retired coached the Cheetahs Junior Squad and later the Defensive Line for the Senior Squad. Aatish was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019.
Luke joined the Hertfordshire Cheetahs in 2012, after relocating from to Hertfordshire from Essex, where he had previously played for the Colchester Gladiators Youth and Ipswich Cardinals. In the last game of his first season, he was named the successor as club captain from Shane Wilden. In 2015 Luke became the Chairman of the Cheetahs and was instrumental in developing the club to where it is now and guiding the team to its first ever championship in 2018. Luke was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019.