Life Members

In 2012, to mark the 125th anniversary of the club, the committee met to elect a series of new life members. This award has seldom been presented before (indeed only former president David Crompton held membership up until now), and it was fitting in our anniversary year to bestow life membership on a number of individuals who have made a significant OFF-FIELD contribution to the running of the club.

Attempting to select past (or indeed current) players or officials for this honour proved tough, but we finally agreed to award life membership to all living former Chairmen, Secretaries and Treasurers over the age of 50. This select group is listed below. In addition, the committee decided to award a special life membership to Kath Brooks ("Mother") for several decades of tireless effort on behalf of the club (including unpaid scorer duties for numerous seasons, teas, dozens of other jobs, having to bring up Clive etc). Some of the awards were presented during the Man Yuen celebration meal in April 2012, the remainder have since been presented.

The committee also recognised the efforts of dozens of past and current players, supporters, officials and others who have made the history of our club so rich - both on and off the field.

The 2012 life members

Many congratulations to you all.

In 2019 two further names were added to recognise their outstanding contributions to club activities - Duncan Phillips and Denise Hall.

In 2023, five more life members were announced, each due to outstanding links as past players, supporters or friends of the club - Nick Hudson, Al Vernon, Frank Brockway, Nelly Butterworth and Billy Fish.

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