In memoriam: two legends…

It is with great sadness that we are to acknowledge the recent passing of two of our Life Members: Ron Weatherhead & Bill Tait, both legends of Eastbourne Football Club. We wish to pass on our condolences to both of their families.

Bill Pllu has advised me that Ron Weatherhead, one of our Life Members and founding members of our Club has passed away (at the ripe old age of 92). Ron died a couple of last week. Ron was one of the three founding members who the ‘WWW’ cup was named after.  

Ron Weatherhead at 50th Anniversary cutting the cake
Ron Weatherhead cutting the club’s 50th Anniversary cake

Ron lived with his wife, Ena, in Days Bay. I remember Ron and Ena pitching up to our 50th Anniversary a couple of years ago and Ron cutting the 50th anniversary cake. Ron’s daughter, Liz Pllu, and his son, Nick Weatherhead (who also played for the club and were exceptional players) were also at the 50th Anniversary in 2018.

Ena & Ron Weatherhead
Ena & Ron Weatherhead

It is the aim of the club to erect a small trophy cabinet in the ESSC club rooms to treasure and display our WWW Cup and recently awarded cups to show our appreciation for the achievements of our players both old and new.

Mike Andrews
EFC Chair