The Funeral of Tony Smith will take place this Friday, 31st July. Because of COVID-19 regulations, only close family are invited to attend the Church and Crematorium Services. However, to allow everyone to pay their last respects to a very popular, long-standing club member and friend, the funeral cortage will complete a lap of the clubhouse and main pitch before leaving for the service at St. Michaels RC Church in Whitefield. Everybody is welcome at this drive past, which will take place some time after 12:15pm. Lets give Tony a proper Sedgley Park send off. After the funeral service, all are welcome to attend a celebration at the Club, from 3pm. The bar will be open from 1pm.
It is with great grief and sadness that we must report the passing of Tony Smith on Sunday after months of bravely borne illness following the removal of a brain tumour. Our thoughts are with Josie, Rebecca and Ian, Greg and Tom, Rob,Olivia and Niamh together with the extended family, all of whom are Sedgley Park stalwarts. Over fifty years Tony served as a player, club Chairman, President and Lifetime Honary Member. He filled many posts from social to groundwork, never declined a job, but most importantly he was the greatest committed supporter ever. The stand will be a strangely quiet place without Tony’s vocal encouragement to the players and advice to the ref. Tony has been an important integral part of our success over these fifty years and always with a cheery welcoming smile to everyone. Tony will be missed by all who were touched by his good nature, […]