Jack 'Pop’ Dodd

15 Mar 2020 in General News

Jack 'Pop’ Dodd Jack 'Pop’ Dodd

Ashington Football Club are saddened to hear of the passing of former Collier Jack 'Pop’ Dodd at a remarkable age of 100.

Jack is believed to have been the oldest surviving former Ashington player. He signed for the club - who played in the North Eastern League - in 1938 at the age of 19 before retiring in 1956. Born in Pity Me in County Durham, Jack worked as a rope splicer at Lynemouth and Ellington Collieries whilst he served in the Navy during the Second World War.

Chairman Brian Shotton “I was saddened to hear of the passing of Jack Dodd. I spoke to Jack on a few occasions over the years, especially at Portland Park, and his passion for the club shone through every time. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends“

Jacks funeral will take place on Monday 23rd March 2020, 2.15pm at Holy Sepulchre Church, Ashington. No flowers by by request but any donations to Ashington Football Club.

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