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Warrington Town announce death of community champion

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WARRINGTON Town FC regret to announce the death of club director Peter Turner, who passed away yesterday (Thursday) less than a week after witnessing the club lifting the league title.

Well known and respected in the Latchford area for his voluntary work in the community, Peter helped run the local Credit Union for many years.

He had been suffering with poor health for the past few months and had been unable to continue with his various voluntary duties at the club.

But he did manage to get to the title winning game on Saturday, where he got to hold the league trophy and enjoy a pint of Guinness.

He joined the board at Warrington Town more than five years ago, helping out around the club on a near daily basis.

Club Chairman Toby Macormac, who had dedicated last Saturday’s title clinching match against Prescot Cables to Peter before the game, said: “It is a sad loss for everyone connected with Warrington Town Football Club.

“He was totally dedicated to the club and wasn’t afraid of rolling up his sleeves and mucking in and helping out around the ground, not just on match days but throughout the week.

“Our thoughts are with Peter’s family at this difficult time.”

Fellow director Gary Skentelbery, who introduced Peter to his first taste of football at Cantilever Park added:”People like Peter Turner embody everything that makes non-league football so special.

“He was totally committed to the club and his local community and the town which he had made his home.

“We shared many journeys together enjoying a fish from the Cantilever chippy and I will miss his words of wisdom. I take some comfort from the fact that Peter was there to see his beloved Warrington Town lift the league trophy.

“It is hard to believe that just over 12 months ago we were both up on stage playing air guitar at his 75th birthday party!”

The club will announce funeral arrangements when they are known.

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Peter pictured with the league trophy last Saturday

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  1. RIP Peter – condolences to your family and friends – you were a fixture at Warrington Town FC and will be sadly missed by everyone connected with the club.
    It is hard to believe you were pictured with the cup last Saturday and are now no longer with us 🙁

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