Sad Loss

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Non-League football wouldn`t survive without a handful of people who work tirelessly for their respective clubs.

However, Midland League Division One club Southam United sadly report the passing of a man rightly known as `Mr Southam United`.

Chairman Charles Hill announced: “It is with great sadness that I bring you the news of the passing away of Bobby Hancocks, who died yesterday.

“Bobby had for over 60 years been a committed player, official and supporter of the club, having played over 1,000 games and scored over 1,000 goals.

“He had done virtually every job in the club and latterly took charge of the ground maintenance until ill-health forced him to retire from these duties.

“He loved coming to support the club and we were lucky to have him.

“we offer our support and best wishes to Bobby’s wife Anne and family – we have lost a true gent”.


About Author

Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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