We are sorry to have to announce the sad passing of AFA Life Vice President, Del Saunders.
Del was a stalwart in AFA football, serving on the London Banks FA and the Southern Amateur League committees for many years.
In addition, Del had been chairman of the Disciplinary Committee at the AFA for almost 20 years. He played his football in the lower sides of Nat West Bank FC and was secretary of the club in the days when they ran up to 23 sides.
He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.
Steve Lucas, ex secretary and chairman of the SAL, said: “Del was great company whenever and wherever you met him, home or away from Norbury or Lower Sydenham, Private Banks at Catford or at so many representative matches, no matter who was playing.
“He was a great committee man who always provided a balanced view just at the right moment to convince others of the way forward whilst always being fair to all parties involved.”
We send our condolences to his son Ben and all of his many friends.
The funeral will take place on Tuesday, March 28 at West Herts Crematorium North Chapel, High Elms Lane, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 0JS at 2pm.
The wake will be held at The Partridge, St George's Drive, Carpenders Park, Watford, WD19 5TP