It is with great sadness that West Didsbury & Chorlton announce the passing of their Vice Chairman Rob Turley following a brave battle against illness.
Rob joined the club, what was then known as West Didsbury AFC, 41 years ago and made his name in the Lancashire and Cheshire League as a prolific centre forward.
Following retirement from playing, he took every role possible in supporting the club including, but not exclusive to, Manager, Chairman and Secretary. It was also during our time in the Lancashire and Cheshire League that he was awarded the honour of League President.
Chairman Glyn Meacher said; “Rob has been instrumental and a driving force in our development of of the football club, the move to our Recreation Ground home and most recently the reclamation of playing fields on Hardy Farm.”
“The move to Brookburn Road provided us with a home with which it has enabled the club to move into the Manchester League and then into the NWCFL. This commitment to our football club has created a base for all our adult teams and our new junior section.”
“On a personal level, Rob’s commitment to the club, and to grass roots football as a whole, has been second to none. The whole club will miss his involvement on match days and in the day to day running of the club. This is a huge loss for everyone at the football club.”
“Our thoughts at this time are with Isobel, Mark, Helen and Laura and all of Rob’s family and friends.”