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  • 02/11/22
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Dear Football Colleagues It is with great sadness that we inform you all that this Morning, our Vice President Lionel Cooke has sadly passed away, after a short illness.

Lionel after a career in the army, moved to Blackburn, and in 1994 became the leagues registrations secretary.
In 2003, he took on the role of league treasurer a position he held for over 15 years.
He became the Leagues Vice President in 2019.

Among the awards to Lionel for his devotion to the game he loved, where the distinguished service award, the WM. Fox award & in 2014, the LFA 20 years' service award.
He was our Leagues representive at the Sports Council, & of course the man at the turnstile for all our cup finals and would often be found sat in the pavilion at Pleasington to greet the teams upon their arrival for their games.

A good-hearted man, who served football (& cricket) With dedication for
Over 30 Years.

R.I.P. to our friend and colleague,
You Will Be Missed Down the Fields.

As a tribute to Lionel, we kindly ask all clubs to hold a Minutes silence before the kick off on Saturday 5th November to honour the memory of a man who gave so much time to the game he Loved.

Kind regards,
Colin Brindle, Chairman
Jim Regan, Vice Chairman
Michael Hoole League Secretary
And Members of the League Management committee.