Aylesbury FC is sad to announce that former Chairman and ‘Mr Aylesbury FC’ Danny Martone has passed away
Many of you will know of his recent struggle against illness and Danny was admitted to the John Radcliffe Hospital last week where he passed away last night with his family by his bedside.
Danny was the face of Aylesbury FC, without him the club would not exist. With his larger than life personality he could never be ignored. Players and officials alike would be told of their faults when they entered the boardroom, but always with good humour and grace, followed by tales of his playing career. Danny has been involved in football all of his life, playing in goal as a scholar for Oxford United and eventually after a number of injuries curtailed any thoughts of a professional career, in the green and white of Aylesbury United’s reserve side in the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Aylesbury Football Club prides itself on clear ambitions that were founded and driven by Danny, to progress to higher league football and to achieve higher league status with squads from local talent. The club hopes to continue the work started by the former Chairman with other local community groups and enhance the clubs facilities to benefit the people within Aylesbury.
The thoughts of everyone at the club are with his family at this time, Danny will be missed by everybody.
The League extends its own personal sadness of Danny’s passing and sends its deepest condolences to Danny’s family and all connected with Aylesbury FC.
Funeral arrangements are to be confirmed in due course.