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North Devon football remembers Hartland secretary Edith Cook

By NDJMark  |  Posted: March 22, 2014

Edith Cook at Hartland Football Club

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Football clubs in the North Devon League will hold a minute's silence before this afternoon's games in memory of Edith Cook.

Mrs Cook, the secretary of Hartland FC for more than 50 years, died on Sunday.

For five decades she carried out duties for Hartland, including arranging matches, reporting results and washing the kit.

In 1991, she was presented with a rosebowl from Devon FA in recognition of her service to football in the county.

Edith was nominated in the Outstanding Services to North Devon Sport category at the North Devon Journal  Sports Awards in 2011.

A statement from the North Devon League said: "It is with the deepest sadness that the league has to report that Mrs Edith Cook passed away on Sunday evening.

"Edith has been a big part of local football being secretary for Hartland for over 50 years. She was a big part of the North Devon Football League also and is one of a small group of longstanding great servants to their club and the league.

"As a show of respect to Mrs Edith Cook, her family and her beloved club Hartland FC, the league would like to kindly request that all NDFL teams hold a minute's silence in her honour before their next match."  

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