It is with great sadness that we inform you that our chairman, Bob Larter, passed away on Sunday following a long battle with cancer. In his short time involved with the club Bob made a huge impact on football within the village having first started the Walking Football team and then becoming chairman of the Cavaliers.
Walking football has been a wonderful initiative which has enabled players of 50 and over to rekindle their love of the sport, remain active and enjoy the social side of the sport. The team have recently taken part in tournaments and have grown from strength to strength thanks to the leadership of Bob.
Indeed, it was his enormous contribution to sport within the village through the organisation of the walking football that saw Bob awarded the Crookston Shield earlier this summer. Bob had been tireless in his efforts to grow the number of players, find new equipment and promote physical fitness with players aged 50 and over. His leadership of the walking football group even saw him make an appearance on TV to talk about the growth of the game.
In his capacity as Chairman of the Cavaliers he’s been supportive of the clubs ethos and has worked tirelessly in an attempt to find some land which could be used for a new pitch area. Not only was he supportive of the club’s objectives he also enjoyed watching the men’s team and was a regular supporter on the rec on a Saturday afternoon.
All of this was despite suffering with cancer and the many challenges that brings. Bob’s attitude to life in spite of his illness is a great example to all of us and he’ll be truly missed by everyone in the local community, within Walking Football and the Chalgrove Cavaliers Football Club. The club would like to extend their condolences to Bob’s family at this difficult time.
Updated 13:24 - 30 Aug 2017 by Simon Godfrey