Abbey Hey have announced the sad passing of their hugely popular Chairman Jim Whittaker.
Abbey Hey Secretary Tony McAllister said: “Jim had served Abbey Hey for over 53 years as a player, manager, coach and had held various positions on the committee including Chairman for over 20 years.
“Jim loved Abbey Hey FC and the club loved Jim. Our thoughts and love are with his wife Celia and his family.
“There will be a tribute to Jim in a forthcoming match programme”.