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John Greenacre
 Women's Football News 25 Nov 2008
 
West Ham United LFC have been dealt a sad blow with the news of the death of John Greenacre.
 
John held the position of Club President but has been synonymous with the club since their formation. All of the club's matches on the weekend, including the Premier League match against Millwall Lionesses, were called off as a mark of respect.
 
The club has issued the following statement on its website:
 
"We have been saddened to learn of the passing away of club president John Greenacre this morning.

John was simply West Ham United Ladies. He first became involved when setting up the original West Ham United Ladies in 1976. He switched to Romford Ladies in 1984. However in 1992 he helped reform West Ham United Ladies, entering two teams in the Greater London Regional Women's Football League.

Sixteen years later our club find themselves an FA Charter Standard Club, members of the FA Tesco Women's Premier League, with a flourishing junior section operating sides at Under 11, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 level in the Essex County Girls Football League. The driving force behind this growth was John Greenacre. At various times across the era he acted as first team manager, junior team manager, chairman, treasurer, secretary, coach, fund raiser, tour manager - in fact every conceivable role in the running of a football club, culminating upon his retirement at the end of last season with the taking the position of honorary club president.

Beyond West Ham United, John Greenacre has acted as a guide for countless touring teams from America and regularly refereed both female and male football. He also acted as Hon Registration Secretary and Hon Fixture Secretary for the Greater London Women's Football League.

Typically John fought his battle with cancer with huge dignity and courage and despite his illness was still a regular spectator at both Flanders and Thurrock. He took as much enjoyment from watching the younger teams as he did the first team.

John will be sadly missed by many. All West Ham United Ladies matches this weekend have been cancelled whilst our thoughts go to his family at this sad time."

 
We at Women's Soccer Scene echo those thoughts and will always be grateful to John for his assistance in the early years of our magazine.

 
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