AFC Fylde is deeply saddened by the passing of Matchday Secretary Robert “Bob” Davey, who surrounded by his loving family, passed away peacefully at home on Monday 29th November 2021.
His association with local football commenced almost immediately after settling in Wesham with his family when after a long naval career, he joined BAE.
He served many glorious years with Wesham FC as Secretary & Chairman and was a driving force alongside Dick Robinson in the formation of Kirkham & Wesham FC in 1988.
In 2009, Bob was recognised for his dedication to the Club and was rewarded with a long service award by the Lancashire Football Association.
Ten years later, Bob received Volunteer of the Month by the National League for his outstanding 40-year association with the Club and was presented with the award by first-team manager Jim Bentley.
Former AFC Fylde Chief Executive Jamie Roberts said after Bob won his Volunteer of the Month award: “His determination, selflessness and kind nature is matched only by his love of the club and his local community, and non-league football is all the richer to have a gentleman like him involved.” This epitomizes the type of person Bob was.
Bob has left behind many personal memories, but chief among them is his vision and work at Kellamergh Park, his “ride” on the team bus for the FA Vase Final, and in recent months, despite his battle with cancer, his insistence to support “his club” as Matchday Secretary.
As far as the AFC Fylde family is concerned, Bob was a “giant among men” at the Club, and he will forever be held in our hearts.
The thoughts and prayers of everyone at AFC Fylde are with Bob’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.