Vale – Jock Irvine
Friends of Football sends its condolences to the friends and family of Jock Irvine, the former chairman of NZ Football and the Auckland Football Federation.
We’ve lost someone who made a huge contribution to our game.
NZ Football, in acknowledging the loss, said: “During his time as New Zealand Football Chairman, he was instrumental in bringing the FIFA U-17 World Cup to the country in 1999 – the first time New Zealand had ever hosted a FIFA tournament.”
Bob Patterson, chairman of Auckland Football, said: “He had a long history in the game and was renowned for his honesty, integrity and fairness. He was a good person and I’m proud to have known him.”
Jock was a loved and cherished husband of the late Lorraine and partner of Faye Sumner.
He was also a treasured and greatly-loved father to Helen and Lawrie Morton, Diana and Patrick Foote, Jane and Andrew Matthews and Sarah and Jonathan Woodhams.
He was a proud and adoring grandfather to Dougie, Angus, Archie Jock, Ben, Isla, Sam, Joey, Charlie, Jack, Fergus, Lucy and Max.
A service for Jock was held on Thursday 4 April at St Mary’s-in-Holy Trinity, Parnell.