The Non-League Football Paper


- By David Ball­heimer Sports · Soccer · Millwall F.C. · The Football Association · Belgium · Belarus · Austria · Cockfosters · Coggeshall

COCKFOSTER­S are in mourn­ing fol­low­ing the death of their long-time sec­re­tary Gra­ham Bint, who lost his bat­tle with can­cer on Wed­nes­day.

Gra­ham’s life-long as­so­ci­a­tion with the Es­sex Se­nior Lge Fosters goes back to his play­ing days in the late 1950s.

When the former goal­keeper re­tired as a player, fol­low­ing spells with Mill­wall and Hertford Town, he took on the role of so­cial sec­re­tary and bar man­ager be­fore be­com­ing sec­re­tary, in 1998, a po­si­tion he would hold for the next 31 years.

A minute’s si­lence was ob­served be­fore Cockfoster­s’ re­serve team game on Wed­nes­day night and yes­ter­day’s FA Cup pre­lim­i­nary round tie against Coggeshall Town as well as the re­serve fix­ture.

His pass­ing was also marked by all the Es­sex Se­nior Lge clubs in ac­tion yes­ter­day.

Adam Ryn­hold, who has taken over Gra­ham’s role as sec­re­tary, said of the 78 year-old stal­wart, “Cockfoster­s FC have lost a truly amaz­ing foot­ball man.

“He gave his all to the club and will be greatly missed by ev­ery­one at Cockfoster­s FC.”

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