Club mourn the loss of stalwart

ALFRETON Town are mourning the loss of one of their longest serving officials.

Roger Taylor, 72, sadly passed away last Wednesday morning after a short illness.

One of life’s genuine gentlemen, Roger was brought to the club in 1987 by then chairman Sean Egan, and he went on to serve his beloved Reds for almost a quarter-of-a-century.

Roger attended the Solihull Moors away league game on April 9th, but unfortunately missed the title-winning day against Redditch United on Saturday, April 23 as he had been hospitalised just three days ealier.

The funeral of Roger Taylor is being held at 10am on Tuesday, May 24th at St Martin’s C of E Church, on Church Street, Alfreton.

Interment will follow at Rodgers Lane Cemetery in Alfreton. A reception in celebration of Roger’s life will then be held in the John Harrison and Reds Bars at Alfreton Town’s Impact Arena at which supporters who are able to attend are welcome from 11am onwards.

Roger’s family are requesting family flowers only on the day with donations in lieu of to be made to Cancer Research.

Roger’s wife Eileen and step-son Steve Hall have expressed their sincere thanks to Alfreton Town chairman Wayne Bradley and vice-chairman Sean Egan who went to see Roger in hospital shortly after the Reds won the Blue Square Bet North title. They took the championship trophy with them to show Roger what his sterling efforts had contributed towards. “It made Roger’s day” said Steve