(Incorporating Olympian Sunday Football League from 2016)
Affiliated to The Hertfordshire Football Association
Regretfully I have to advise that former Club Manager , Committee Member and Vice President, Ernie Springham, passed away last week, our condolences go to his family and all that knew him. As a mark of respect, a Minutes Silence should be held before all games this coming Sunday , 13th September.
League President Peter Drum stated ; Ernie joined the Committee in 2003 as a Club Representative alongside Dennis McCrystal. In 2004 he became a Competition Secretary dealing with Divisions 1 and 2 and was a member of the Competitions Committee.In 2005 he took up the post of Social Development Secretary and became a member of the Development Committee in 2006 at which time he gave up his post of Competition Secretary. In 2008 he became a member of the Social Committee which at that time began the process of developing ideas for the 60th anniversary of the League. In 2010 he became Publicity Secretary and in 2012 added the post of Press Secretary, his last position was to be a member of the Committee without portfolio this position he held until he retired from the Committee in 2017. A number of times during his period of office Constitution Committees were held at his home in Carpenders Park.
Prior to joining the Committee, Ernie was the successful Manager of Queens Old Boys FC which he created in 2000 and entered the League in Division 5, which they won at their first attempt. This Club competed until 2006 when they finished as runners up to St Joseph's in the Premier Division and immediately ahead of Oakview.
He will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him.