By now, most of you will know of the sad passing of Jermaine Wright. This tragic news will have come as a shock to all of us. And in particular myself having lost my own daughter Angelina, former General Secretary, only last year.
Jermaine’s value to the league is without question and a hard act to follow, for anyone who tries to fill his boots.
In this respect, we must all pull together. In order to keep our league solvent. As one of the major and best leagues in the country. This leagues history was, and still is a great league. We should honour and recognise Jermaine and others before him. Who have dedicated their lives to our league. Jack Walpole, Alec Pretlove, my own daughter Angelina. And those who are still continuing to offer support. Kevin Doolin, former general secretary. And Nell Davies, our President, who at the age of 94, is still fighting fit and following the league.
The loss of Jermaine is devastating and will obviously cause the leagues management concern, that we will find hard to overcome.
But if we all pull together, although very sad. And I should know. We can survive, if only to honour the loss of Jermaine and the others who have gone before him. Who have done so much.