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 Dick Edwards


The club is sad to announce the passing of Dick Edwards, the club’s patron.  Dick passed away on July 19th at the age of 88 surrounded by his family.


Dick first came to Wimborne Athletic Club in November 1991 as General Secretary and also quickly settled in to an official’s role. 


Dick became best known for his work as a starter and covered nearly every match that Wimborne took part in, particularly the club’s matches in the South West League.


With Dick it was almost a case of “Have Guns will Travel” and he and Jan travelled the Dorset, Somerset and adjacent counties starting up to five or six matches a week in the summer season.


Dick was the recipient of the UK Athletics Regional Official of the Year award.


He will be sorely missed by the Club and the County.







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