Friday Jan 24, 2014

It is with great sadness that Alfreton Town Football Club announce the death of Tom McRoy who passed away aged 94 on Wednesday evening.

A co-founder of the current club way back in 1959, Tom's stalwart efforts over several decades as assistant secretary, secretary, deputy chairman and chairman undoubtedly helped pave the way for the club to be where it is now.

In later years, his loyalty and hard work to his beloved Reds earned him the title of 'Mr Alfreton Town' and his efforts were also rewarded by the club who made him a Life Member and also a Vice President.

A passionate football man, it is perhaps somewhat fitting that he passed away on the night his beloved Sunderland also reached a major cup final. He will most certainly be looking down with pride.

A true legend in every sense of the word, Tom commanded the utmost respect not just within the club, but also in far reaching football circles. He was a total gentleman who had time for everyone and limitless stories to tell.

One of his proudest moments with the club was the winning of the Conference North title in the 2010/11 season when he took great delight at celebrating the success with the players after the game and he is pictured with the trophy with Liam Hearn and Paul Clayton.

Alfreton Town Football Club extend sincerest condolences to son Ian and the rest of Tom's family on their sad loss.

Rest in peace Tom, you will be sorely missed by everyone at Alfreton Town Football Club.

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