Football loses trio of stalwarts
New Zealand football lost three stalwarts over Christmas with the deaths of a former All White, a pioneering broadcaster and a leading club administrator.
Friends of Football sends their condolences to the friends and families of:
Colin Latimour (68), pictured above, died suddenly on Christmas Eve. Colin played 20 times for New Zealand, including the 1973 World Cup qualifying campaign, and was a key defender in the Eastern Suburbs national league side of the early 1970s.
Trevor Rigby (83), who also died on Christmas Eve, was one of football’s early commentators, calling the action from many a game in Wellington. He was one of five life members of the NZ Football Media Association.
Ian Paton (74) died on December 20 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland. He was a former chairman of Manurewa AFC and a life member at Papakura City. Ian was also a life member of Counties-Manukau Football Association.