This, once again, showed his courage and determination; to leave his hospice bed and travel the short distance to St Clement Danes Barbirolli Hall to see all his friends and congratulate his young players for the last time.
His final President’s Trophy was not awarded to the best player in the Club but to a player who showed great spirit, determination and commitment, which I believe, were characteristics close to his heart!
Throughout his life, he was always keen to see youngsters progress in their chosen field and Martin gained great satisfaction from the enjoyment that team sport gave to both player and spectator alike.
Martin lived in Chorleywood all his life, was educated at Merchant Taylors’ School and spent his working life in the legal profession. He was a regular church attendee at Christ Church , where he was a warden. Martin’s other passion was cricket and he was an umpire for 30 years at Chorleywood Cricket Club when finally he had to hang up his white coat due to failing eyesight!
A service of thanksgiving for the life of Martin was held at Christ Church on the 9 th August 2005 and based on the large turn out, it illustrated the high regard and respect that the community had for him. All past and present members of the football club, his family and friends will miss this quiet, kind and generous gentleman.
Roger Killick - Vice President