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Club saddened to learn of passing of volunteer, supporter and former journalist

19 December 2022

All of us at Northampton Town Football Club are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of John Morris.

John, a lifelong Cobblers fan, was a friend to many at Sixfields.

A long time journalist, John was the first ever sports editor at BBC Radio Northampton, covering the club for the station in the early to mid 1980s. He later became the General Secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control and although his work took him around the world, the club was never far from his mind.

Retirement gave John the chance to move back to the area and he became a valued volunteer at Sixfields. Writing a regular matchday programme column for many years, John also became Chairman of the club's Charitable Foundation while being a regular attendee at Sixfields, supporting the team whenever he could.

While ill health may have limited John's appearances at Sixfields in recent years, he remained a big fan of the club, watching, listening and following the club's fortunes from afar.

Many of us at the club considered John a valued friend and colleague and we send our deepest condolences to John's family and friends.

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