Thursday, 24 January 2013

RIP Geoff Luke


Geoffrey Luke (left) with Marcus Tilgner

Geoffrey Luke who founded the London Branch of Plymouth Argyle Supporters Club back in June 1978 has sadly passed away. Geoffrey was 65 and for years attended Home Park as well as travelling to many an away games.

Geoffrey gave a lot of time to football and indeed it was football that made him move to London, Geoffrey was assistant secretary at West Ham United before that he was the secretary of Truro City FC, however these two jobs did not stop his support for Plymouth Argyle.

Geoffrey also has international honours, he represented England at Table Soccer (Subbuteo).

Final arrangements for his funeral are to be sorted but all are welcome to attend and if you do wish to attend please email at lee.c.jameson@hotmail.co.uk

Geoffrey passed away whilst coming back on a train after a couple of beers, anyone that knew Geoffrey the three things he loved were Trains, Plymouth Argyle and Real Ale.

ESA chairman, Justin Finch, comments "Geoff was a very sincere person who organised the Cornwall Invitation Open for many years in St Agnes, Cornwall. The event itself epitomised everything which is good about the game of Subbuteo, because it focused on the social element. Players from as far as Germany attended the event regularly in August each year and this was all down to Geoff. A great organiser and person who will be missed by all who knew him."

Geoff had attended the very first WASPA tournament played with the ETF rules last summer in St. Agnes. He will be missed by all his friends.

Link: http://www.pasoti.co.uk/talk/viewtopic.php?t=73927&p=1268927
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