Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Northwich Victoria are planning a green-themed tribute at the funeral service of their late chairman and president Derek Nuttall.

Vics officials left devasted by their late chairman’s sudden passing at the age of 89 last Wednesday are asking fans attending the life-long supporter’s service next week to turn out wearing at least one garment in the EVO-STIK NPL club’s colours.

The service is taking place at 12.45pm on Monday 31 October at St Helen’s Church in Witton where green ribbons will also be available for mourners to collect and wear before the service which is expected to be attended by representives from throughout the game.

The Vics saw a minute’s silence impeccably observed for their late stalwart at Lincoln United on Saturday before their 3-2 win over the Whites in EVO-STIK NPL First Division South. Another is planned for Saturday when they host Newcastle Town for the club legend who saw his first game at their old Drill Field home at the age of eight.

In the intervening decades, Mr Nuttall went on to serve the club with great distinction as a board member, secretary and chairman as well as holding numerous other roles. He had continued to play a part in the day-to-day running of his beloved club until his untimely death on Wednesday 19 October after seeing the club in action at Leek Town only the night before.

Source: www.evostikleague.co.uk

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