December 8 2013 Latest news:
Friday, September 13, 2013
Norwich City players will wear black armbands at tomorrow’s game against Tottenham following the death of the club’s enormously popular maintenance manager.
Trevor Lemmon died this week at the age of 57 after a battle against cancer and the players themselves said they wanted to pay their respects to a man who had served the club for more than a decade.
David McNally, chief executive of Norwich City Football Club said everybody at the club was “deeply saddened” by the death of Mr Lemmon.
He said: “Trevor was an immensely popular, dedicated and hard-working member of the Norwich City family and since joining in 1999 has made a vital and lasting contribution to the development and maintenance of our facilities at Carrow Road and Colney.
“The Lemmon family has deep roots in both Norwich City and Norfolk football. Trevor’s wife Val is personal assistant to our manager Chris Hughton and has served a long line of Norwich City managers in this key role over the years.”
Mr McNally said Trevor and Val’s son Matthew also works at the club, while their other son, Gavin previously worked for Football In The Community, before switching to Norfolk Football Association.
Mr McNally said: “The thoughts of everyone at the club are with the Lemmon family. At the request of our players, the club has sought and received permission from the Premier League for the team to wear black armbands in our game at Spurs as a mark of respect and remembrance for Trevor.”