With sadness – John Preen

It is with great sadness that we must inform the football family of the passing of current Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA Council Member and ex-Director of the Board, John Preen.

John sadly passed away on the evening of Sunday 19th February after a short illness.

John was a devoted servant to grassroots football in the Sheffield & Hallamshire region, dedicating over 60 years of his life to the local game in various capacities.

John Preen
Pictured: John with his wife Jean, who sadly passed away in March 2021.

Commenting on the sad news, Interim Chair Brian Coddington said: “John was a fantastic advocate of grassroots football and his passion and dedication for growing and improving the game was clear for all to see. This was reflected at the Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA, where he made a significant contribution to grassroots football in our region as a Council Member and Director. He will be sadly missed by the entire football community.”

Our thoughts and condolences are with John’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

Further details regarding the funeral arrangements will be publicised in due course.