All at the Bostik League were extremely saddened to learn of the passing of AFC Hornchurch Secretary Pete Butcher yesterday.
Pete was a true Non-League ambassador; a man who not only served and supported his club and our league passionately for many years, but was also involved with the Essex Senior League and was deeply committed to the advancement of the Non-League game in general.
Bostik League Chairman Nick Robinson stated:
"After leaving his role at the Romford Recorder Pete became the media representative for the Isthmian League. He was a pleasure to work with, and indeed it was always a pleasure to spend time in his company. I last saw him the day that AFC Hornchurch celebrated their return to the Bostik Premier Division, and take some consolation from the fact that during our last time together I was able to share the joy he felt at the Urchins promotion.
I, and all at the League, would like to send our deepest condolences to his family, his friends, and all at AFC Hornchurch."