Club President Eric Shaw RIP

Everyone at Warrington Town Football Club is saddened to learn of the passing of club president Eric Shaw.

Eric played for the club in two spells in the 1960s and 1970s, before serving on the club’s management committee for more than three decades in a variety of roles.

That included many of the unseen jobs that every non-league football club requires dedicated volunteers to undertake, such as groundskeeping, washing the kit and even helping out at training.

His presence in the social side of the club was always felt, Eric being a keen dominoes player and story teller with an infectious laugh, and in his later years although health prevented him attending as many matches as he would have liked, he enjoyed watching the Yellows from the balcony area of the clubhouse.

Even when not able to attend games, Eric always made an effort to keep in touch to find out the score and in recent years, has tuned in to the live audio commentary provided by the club from every match.

Eric was part of the backroom staff when Warrington Town played at Wembley in the 1987 FA Vase final, and was part of a Civic Reception held at Warrington Town Hall for the 25-year reunion of players and staff in 2012.

A tribute will be paid to Eric at the club’s next home match, against Curzon Ashton in the FA Cup on Saturday 16 September.

The club sends its heartfelt condolences to Eric’s wife, family and friends at this sad time.

Comments (1)

  1. Peter Copeland

    Remember Eric fondly. Fantastic person great character to be around. I was part of the 1987 FA vase squad and Eric was a big part of our team. Condolences to Eric’s family and friends. RIP Copes.

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