Honorary Chairman Rak Hudson

gbr United Kingdom

Rak Hudson is the founder of AFC Southgate back in 2011. Since then, the club has gone from strength to strength under his guidance, and grown into one of the biggest and most impressive clubs around.

Rak is a qualified teacher who currently works in a London Primary School. He is also an FA Qualified Football Coach and an FA Qualified Football Referee. He holds a degree in Psychology and a diploma in Sports Science – as well as Qualified Teacher Status.

Rak began coaching at the early age of 14 years old; he ran an U12s side in the Camden and Islington Midweek League. Since then, he has had a plethora of management experience: Haringey Borough U18s, Haringey Borough Ladies, Kentish Town First Team and the University of Westminster First Team, to name a few. Rak also played the game to a high standard. As a youth player he was on the books of West Ham United FC, Leyton Orient FC and Charlton Athletic FC, before signing on the dotted line for Chelsea FC. Later, he made his semi-professional debut as a 15 year old for Haringey Borough. He then went on to represent, amongst others, Edgware Town FC, Heybridge Swifts, Hendon FC and Wingate and Finchley FC. During his two spells with Hendon FC, he made over 100 appearances and scored goals in the qualifying rounds of the FA Cup, and against AFC Wimbledon (in a 2-1 win) in the London Senior Cup semi-final – in the year AFC Wimbledon were promoted from the Conference Premier League to the English Football League Two.