Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable has become a Hampton & Richmond Borough club patron.
His predecessor in the ambassadorial role was former chairman Bob Hayes, who died in the summer.
Current chairman Graham Wood said: “We wanted someone to carry the message about our club into the wider community and, as a supporter of The Beavers and a widely-admired figure, Vince is ideally placed. We can think of no-one better to represent us.”
The Beavers are looking to expand their Patrons Club under Cable’s leadership.
“We always look forward to his visits and he seems to thoroughly enjoy watching the team
whenever he can,” added Wood.
“It’s a largely ceremonial position but an important one nonetheless and we were keen to fill it with the right person as soon as we could.”