Ryman League chairman Nick Robinson has sent the Ryman League’s condolences to Maldon & Tiptree as the Jammers mourn the death of Jammers secretary Phil Robinson.
The club’s secretary since its formation in 2010 until a few seasons ago and also the secretary at Maldon Town & Tiptree United, the official passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning after being taken ill on Sunday.
Saddened official at the Essex club paid tribute to their stalwart in a statement on their website and on Twitter saying their home at the Wallace Binder Ground would never be the same again.
The Jammers wrote: “It goes without saying that football was Phil’s life and he always enjoyed himself when supporting Maldon Town, Tiptree United & Maldon & Tiptree from the terraces, at both home and away games.
“Everyone at Maldon & Tiptree would like to pass on our condolences to Phil’s family. Our thoughts are with Phil’s family at this incredibly sad time. Park Drive will never be the same again.”
The Jammers – who suffered Ryman North play-off final heartache on Sunday when Thurrock won 1-0 at Park Drive to win promotion – have seen their late secretary widely mourned on social media by the fans, players and officials of other clubs and administrators from other competitions.
Heybridge Swifts used their? @OfficialSwifts to tweet: “We offer our sincere condolences. This is a very sad loss for all of Phil’s family, friends & of course your club. Thoughts with you all.”
Brentwood Town posted: “Please accept our sincere condolences from everyone here at Brentwood Town. Our thoughts are with you all & Phil’s family.”
The Essex FA via @EssexCountyFA wrote: “We’re sorry to hear this news. Please pass on our condolences to Phil’s family, friends and loved ones.”
After hearing the news following their victory over the Jammers, Thurrock player-coach Glenn Poole also took to Twitter to send his condolences via @pooley11: “Terrible news. Thoughts go to Phil’s family and to all at the club.”