It is with deep sadness and regret that Steyning Town FC have learnt of the very sudden and shocking death of Jane Murphy, much loved wife of our Men’s first team manager and general manager Gerry Murphy.
Jane was a fantastic lady who was a regular visitor to the club not only in supporting Gerry, but also as a willing volunteer always happy to jump on to whatever job needed doing; behind the bar, in the tea hut, on the gate or as a chauffeur for Gerry after a few post match drinks.
Her sudden and untimely death at a relatively young age has come as a great shock to us all, and everyone at the club passes on their sincere and heartfelt condolences to Gerry and the whole family at this immensely sad time. She left a huge impression on everyone at the club and we will miss her greatly.
The family have requested time and space to reflect upon Janes passing and to be able to grieve. As a result Gerry has taken a step back from all club related duties until further notice.
We are requesting people to direct club related matters to Chairman Ian Nichols on 07971 009189. Men’s First team and U23 duties will be covered by Paul Ettridge 07876 611061 and Paul Hawkins 07884 404945.
Rest in peace Jane.
With love from the committee and on behalf of everybody involved at Steyning Town Community FC