Eric Shaw Obituary, Death – Eric, a true stalwart of our club, has left an indelible mark on the Warrington Town Football Club community. His dedication and commitment spanned several decades, making him an integral part of our football family. In the 1960s and 1970s, Eric proudly wore the Warrington Town jersey as a player, showcasing his love for the beautiful game. However, it was off the field where he truly made a lasting impact.
For over 30 years, he selflessly served on the club’s management committee, taking on various roles that often go unnoticed but are vital for the smooth running of any non-league football club. Whether it was meticulously tending to the pitch, ensuring the kit was spotless, or assisting during training sessions, Eric’s dedication was unwavering.
Beyond his contributions to the club’s infrastructure, Eric was a social pillar, a dominoes enthusiast, and a captivating storyteller with an infectious laughter that brightened every gathering. In his later years, as health limited his attendance at matches, he found solace in watching the Yellows from the clubhouse’s balcony area.
Eric’s association with Warrington Town also extended to some historic moments in the club’s history, notably the 1987 FA Vase final at Wembley, where he played a crucial role as part of the backroom staff. His presence was celebrated at the 25-year reunion of players and staff in 2012, a testament to the lasting bonds forged at our club. As we mourn the loss of Eric, we extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, family, and friends.
To honor his memory, a tribute will be held at our upcoming home match against Curzon Ashton in the FA Cup on Saturday, September 16th. Eric’s legacy at Warrington Town Football Club will forever be cherished.