It is with great sadness that we announce the death of East Riding FA Council Member Tony Exton.
Tony was a tremendous servant to grassroots football in East Riding with him devoting over 60 years of his life to playing, developing and administering the game.
Renowned for his straight talking and honesty Tony was a well respected figure within local football with the FA recognising his fine contribution by awarding him the FA Order of Merit.
Synonymous with the Right Car East Riding County Football League for his time as committee member and then registration secretary Tony played an integral role in helping ensure that thousands of people could take to the field every Saturday afternoon.
Remarkably Tony also found the time the to firstly play and then secondly become club secretary at Sculcoates Amateurs. A club that remained very dear to Tony, with many former players, managers and volunteers able to lean on Tony for advice and support.
Tony also played an important role as a Council member at the East Riding FA with him serving as a prominent member of the Discipline and Competitions committee's with Tony being a familiar and well liked face down at the Roy West centre on match days.
Remembered as being a champion of the female game Tony played a crucial role in the formation of the East Riding Girls League and also served as a committee member with the Humber Premier League.
Tony will be sadly missed by everyone connect to grassroots football in our county with Tony's service to football impacting positively on thousands of people over six decades. Tony was a giant of grassroots football in East Riding and his contribution to grassroots football set to stand the test of time.
Everyone at the East Riding FA would like to pass on our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Tony and request that you join us in remembering a remarkable person.