Speaking on Les’ passing, Chairman of the Sussex County FA, Mathew Major, said:
“Les nominated me as Chairman in 2013, shortly after Peter Bentley passed away, and although I went on to be elected unopposed, it was, without doubt, his strong support that persuaded others to support me.
“In later years I would kid him that it was all his fault that I was Chairman in the first place, and we would both laugh together. This would usually prompt one of his quips about me being a damn fool to have accepted it.
“I shall be forever grateful to Les, and I shall also miss seeing him at our County Cup Finals, which he loved. A very sad day to be sure.”
Remembering Les, our Chief Executive, Ken Benham, said:
“From the day I started as CEO, I will always remember the support Les gave me, his sound advice and honest friendship throughout I truly appreciated, along with his passion for youth football, which was very close to his heart.
“He gave over fifty years of committed, dedicated hard work to Sussex football, providing thousands of young players with the chance to experience the beautiful game.
“Today is a very sad day indeed, and Les is a man that I, and Sussex football, will never forget!”
All of us here at Sussex County FA send our heartfelt condolence to Les’ family and friends on this sad day.
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